The new plan will transform the Place du Trocadéro into a green amphitheater to take in the stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. — AFP Photo PARIS — The city of Paris has chosen an American landscape architect to re-design a huge area surrounding the Eiffel Tower, a project that will banish almost all vehicle traffic near the immensely popular monument. "We can create the biggest garden in Paris... with much more biodiversity, much more ecology," Kathryn Gustafson said after Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo presented the plan late Tuesday. Gustafson has studied in France, where she has designed several parks and squares, but is best well known internationally for her memorial fountain for Britain's Princess Diana in Hyde Park, London. A total of 54 hectares (133 acres), currently crisscrossed by several roads including two major thoroughfares on each side of the Seine river, will be largely turned over to pedestrians and "low-impact transportation" such as … [Read more...] about American picked to design vast car-free garden at Eiffel Tower
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News / UK and world by Stephen Eighteen March 27, 2019, 12:01 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Visiting New York for the first time can be a daunting experience. The speed at which the city’s people – and vehicles – move is reason alone to be wary amid the excitement of a virginal jaunt to the Big Apple. Another scary prospect is that of bankruptcy when visiting some of the city’s iconic attractions. A trip to the Empire State Building, for instance, costs $38 (£28) for a single ticket. Fortunately, there are passes available that provide combined entries at discounted rates and offer excellent value for money. One of the most popular is CityPASS, which costs $132 (£100) for adults and $108 for youths aged 6-17, saving 41% on admission to six of NYC’s top attractions. Each New York CityPASS ticket includes prepaid admission to: The Empire State Building (includes the 86th-Floor Observatory plus a bonus … [Read more...] about New York: How to take the juiciest bite out of the Big Apple
PRINCESS Diana touched the hearts of millions and left the world in shock when she was tragically killed in a car crash in August 1997. Conspiracy theories have clouded her death over the last 20 years - here's everything we know about what happened to the royal. When and how did Princess Diana die? Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997, after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. The tunnel is located right in the heart of the French capital by the River Seine. Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash. Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived with horrific injuries. In the days following her death, a sea of flowers and tributes were left outside the gates of Kensington Palace in an enormous outpouring of public grief. Diana's funeral was held on September 6, 1997, at Westminster Abbey and was shown on British television, attracting an audience of 32.1million viewers. An … [Read more...] about When did Princess Diana die, where did the Paris car crash take place and what age was the Princess of Wales at the time of her death?