A NEW GUIDE TO BALANCING MOBILITY AND HUMANITY ON MAIN STREET
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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

*Nominee 

Place de l'Opéra

Paris

France

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
May 20, 2005
December 14, 2017

A traffic-dominated circle that renders one of Paris's cultural and architectural landmarks much less accessible than it should be.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

L'Opéra Garnier boasts an engaging exterior, but it is surrounded by raging traffic that prevents sustained enjoyment of its extravagant facades. Treating the base of this building with more respect for pedestrians could do wonders for its accessibility and greatly diversify the activity around it.

Access & Linkages

Comfort & Image

Uses & Activities

Sociability

How Light?

How Quick?

How Cheap?

History & Background

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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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