Paris favours high-rises

PARIS: The Paris City Council on Tuesday moved to scrap a 30-year-old ban on high-rise buildings inside the city walls. The decision could spell a revolution for the French capital's skyline. The Socialist Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, has championed a change to rules that limit the height of inner-city buildings to 37 metres. Polls have shown that two-thirds of Parisians oppose the change. The 37-m ceiling was brought in 1977 in response to a string of high-rise projects

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