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In footage: plans to construct an ice rink across the iconic Arc de Triomphe in Paris

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An ice rink might encompass the Arc de Triomphe. Photograph of PCA Stream

Photos have been unveiled for a serious refurbishment of the Champs Elysees in Paris, together with a brand new seashore and an ice rink across the Arc de Triomphe.

The proposals are a creation of the architect Philippe Chiambaretta, who revealed on Wednesday his plans for an entire assessment of probably the most well-known road in France.

His proposals had been commissioned by the Champs Elysees Committee, which has a report to enhance the avenue for 2024.

His imaginative and prescient is strongly influenced by the pleasant pedestrian, with the addition of latest areas for strolling and sidewalk cafes.

In Paris, the seashore is accomplished with the addition of sand and water within the space at the moment occupied by the roundabout across the Arc de Triomphe.

Within the winter, the realm across the arch might flip into an out of doors ice rink.

The architect informed Le Parisien: "The long-term imaginative and prescient is to scale back the position of the Champs-Elysees."

The city seashore program "Seaside of Paris", summer season, may very well be prolonged to the Arc de Triomphe roundabout. Photograph: PCA Stream

Further espresso and seating areas are recommended for the pavement. Photograph: PCA Stream


The variety of lanes on the avenue congested by frequent visitors may very well be diminished from 4 to 2. Photograph: PCA Stream

A latest opinion ballot amongst Parisians revealed that they discovered the Champs Elysees "noisy, anxious and harmful".

The survey was carried out between 5 and 15 February amongst 1,011 residents of Better Paris, together with 589 Parisians.

In response to its conclusions, the Committee has invited the architect to current his concepts.

If the concepts are accepted, they’d nonetheless must undergo planning approval.

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