The city’s population reaches 2,268,265 (or 10,284 more people than a year ago).
As we have previously mentioned in these pages, the city of Paris is readying a car equivalent of the hugely popular bike rental service, Vélib’. The new service, predictably named Autolib’, will allow renting small 4-seat electric cars for short trips in the city and environs. Vehicles can be dropped off at the most convenient docking station (not necessarily where they were picked up). Pricing is by the minute (with a 20-minute minimum), with the rate beyond one hour increasing (to encourage customers to take shorter trips).
Guest post sent by Hilary M. from Paris
– 08/Jan/2009 00:05
The Parisian skyline is dominated by only several tall structures, notably the Eiffel Tower and the Tour Montparnasse; however, by 2014 the cityscape will welcome a new addition in the fifteenth arrondissement. Dubbed le Project Triangle, or the Triangle Project, the eventual construction by architects Herzog & de Meuron will measure up to 180 meters tall...