The Sky's The Limit

AP PHOTO; Photomontage by IAN EVANS

SPOLIING THE VIEW: Could Paris' precious skylines be at risk?

Whatever Ernest Hemingway may have written, Paris is in fact an immovable feast — at least when it comes to the height of its buildings. The city still proudly retains its 19th century skyline, from the Arc de Triomphe and Sacré Coeur to that most universally recognized of structures, the Eiffel Tower. Central Paris has no high-rises and most of the residential neighborhoods mirror the human scale of the Seine, which lacks the brawn of the Thames or the Rhine. This is no accident. The French capital is still largely drawn along the imperial lines laid down by Parisian prefect Georges-Eugène...

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