Centre Georges Pompidou
|Address:||Place Georges Pompidou|
Paris, France, 75004
|Height:||46 meters (150.88 ft)|
|Hours:||Wed-Mon: 11am-10pm (ticket counters closed at 8 p.m.); |
A cultural center housing an impressive collection of modern art, as well as a library, cinema and bookstore.
The Centre Georges Pompidou is considered one of the masterpieces of the Italian architect Renzo Piano. With a façade resembling a machine, the building uses industry standards for color coding the external pipes: yellow for electrical, white or blue for air-conditioning, blue for water and red for lifts and circulation.