• Short Summary

    THE FACE OF PARIS, ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL CAPITAL CITIES, IS IN THE THROES OF A TRANSFORMATION BEING BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE EVER INCREASING NUMBER OF MOTORISTS JAMMING THE BOULEVARDS AND AVENUES EACH YEAR.

  • Description

    THE FACE OF PARIS, ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL CAPITAL CITIES, IS IN THE THROES OF A TRANSFORMATION BEING BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE EVER INCREASING NUMBER OF MOTORISTS JAMMING THE BOULEVARDS AND AVENUES EACH YEAR.

    PARIS DRIVERS HAVE BECOME NOTORIOUS OVER THE YEARS FOR THEIR COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR EACH OTHER, AND THE CONSTANT BLARE OF TRAFFIC REMINDS PEDESTRIANS EVERY MOMENT OF THE DAY THAT THEY ARE TAKING THEIR LIVE IN THEIR HANDS IF THEY WANT TO RISK CROSSING THE BOULEVARDS AT PEAK HOURS.

    NOW, TO RELIEVE THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND TO SPEED CARS ACROSS THE CITY, GIANT CRANES ARE APPEARING TOGETHER WITH BULLDOZERS AND EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT IN THE FOUR CORNERS OF PARIS.

    THEY ARE PART OF A PROGRAMME TO BUILD FLY-OVER ROADWAYS, WHICH WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE THE FACE OF THE FRENCH CAPITAL WITH CONCRETE HIGHWAYS RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH SUCH FAMOUS MONUMENTS AS THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE, THE LOUVRE, PLACE DE LA CONCORDE AND THE PLACE DE LA OPERA.

    PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC ON THE FAMOUS PARIS METRO (UNDERGROUND RAILWAY) HAS ALSO INCREASED IN RECENT YEARS, AND WORK IS BEING CARRIED OUT ON NEW UNDERGROUND STATIONS TO EXTEND THE NETWORK.

    THE TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS MAY WELL BE WELCOMED BY THE PARISIENNE MOTORISTS, BUT TO THE MILLIONS OF TOURISTS WHO VISITS THE CITY EVERY YEAR THE CHANGE OF FACE MAY DESTROY THE ILLUSION THAT PARIS COULD NEVER CHANGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8Z2451R3LX8U9CWYGZ27ZB6OV
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Z2451R3LX8U9CWYGZ27ZB6OV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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