On September 3rd, the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) opened a new terminal, 2G. The terminal will mostly serve flights within France (30%) and more broadly, within the Schengen zone (70%). Air France will be the principal carrier using it, along with three "partner" airlines (Régional, Brit Air,
CityJet) who are all, in fact, subsidiaries of Air France.
With the addition of 2G, airport Charles de Gaulle aims to improve transfer options between regional flights, strengthening its role as a European "hub" of Air France...
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If you're the type who just can't leave their work behind, even on vacation, Valencia may be the right place for you. Since July, the municipal government is running WiFi access points on two of the city's beaches - El Cabanyal and La Malvarrosa...
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A few weeks ago, a round of renovations was completed at the de Liceu metro station (línea 3) in the Rambla, reported local transportation authority, TMB. All in all, four halls and two platforms were given a complete make-over at a total cost of 2.5 million euro. This phase of renovations took one year...
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A few weeks ago, l'EPAD - the government body
responsible for developing Paris' La Défense
district - announced the completion of an
international tender for the construction of
a new high-rise tower (La Tour Signal). The project went
to Ateliers Jean Nouvel
The revered French architect (who is the
winner of this year's Pritzker Prize
beat several well-known colleagues including
Jacques Ferrier Architectures,
Foster+Partners, Studio Libeskind,
and Wilmotte et Associés...
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Many tourists (not to mention the residents) find the lack of direct
transport links between Downtown
the métro is there, but because of the U-shaped configuration of its
lines, a traveler who wants to go from centrally located Peel Street to
no less central Old Montreal
would have to travel a few stops west (or east) on the green line, switch to the orange
line, then essentially come back to the geographic center of the city
albeit 10-15 blocks south. Annoying.
Fortunately, the city is aware of that - in fact, many recent proposals
for building a tramway line cited this very inconvenience as the major
reason for building it. Well, the tramway, if it's ever built, is still years
away, but something much more feasible is already coming, the Gazette
reported: Old Montreal
are to be
linked by a new bus route...
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You may remember the tragic accident at Paris
Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2E four years ago.
A large part of its glass roof collapsed killing
four people and injuring several others.
Well, it only took four years and about 150M€ for engineers to
fix the damn roof, but they finally did it. A couple of weeks ago first
scheduled flights started using the terminal...
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French architect Jean Nouvel
, 62, received
the 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious
award in architecture (which is often compared to the Nobel prize in
science in the degree of honor it affords)...
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To escape the traffic and the noise of Lavapiés/Embajadores district (south of El Rastro), head to the rooftop of La Casa Encendida. Located on busy Ronda de Valencia, La Casa is actually a hidden oasis of calm.
This free-admission community education center / gallery / multimedia library / performance venue has a wonderful rooftop where you can sit, relax, read, meditate or chat with other visitors – you choose. If you get hungry, there's
a café downstairs, not to mention all the other things the center offers.
WHAT: Rooftop relaxation
WHERE: La Casa Encendida
) Ronda de Valencia, 2; Madrid
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