The Boulevard Haussmann under construction in Paris, France.
Building the Boulevard Haussmann - Paris 1926.
Construction; Boulevard Haussmann in Paris; France; 1926. Seems to be a combination of rebuilding / remodelling / repairing buildings damaged by bombs in WWI and working on construction of street. Slow pan on street w/ pedestrians crossing in FG; in BG; sawhorses block off area with some ruined buildings; smoke coming from several small shacks built for construction workers; engineers. In semi-cleared area w/ piles of sand; etc.; 2 workers lifting a long metal rod; some scaffolding at left and more around building in BG.
Shot of a few more workers passing camera; more bldgs w/ scaffolding in BG. Wide shot reconstruction of big building; workers on top. Next; a good shot: looking down at workers on top of bldg; portions of walls still standing; others are being rebuilt; in BG on rt. part of advertisement painted on wall of adjacent bldg: huge painting of a woman's face; smiling; w/ double chins. Wide shot from roof across st. looks as if workers on ground may be building road; the big unfinished buildings at left. Urban renewal; World War One; aftermath; city planning.