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A monument to Baron Haussmann: photos, description Monument au baron Haussmann)

A monument to the man who in life was called the destroyer of Paris, stands at the corner of Boulevard Haussmann and the streets of Laborde. Bronze Baron Haussmann, one of the greatest urban planners of the nineteenth century that defined the modern face of Paris, with a smile, looking at their handiwork. Under one arm he has a folder - probably with the drawings.

Before Osman's Paris was a medieval city with narrow winding streets, backward and communal system. The Baron decisively transformed the capital into a modern metropolis. There was even a term - "osmanische of Paris.

Georges eugène Haussmann was born in Paris to a Protestant family with German roots. Made a career official, in 1853, was given the post of prefect of Department of Hay. The career of Baron coincided with important events in the history of France. First President Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte staged a coup d'etat and became the third Emperor of the French. Began the rapid development of industry, the country has entered an era of economic prosperity.

The Emperor sought to turn Paris and London into a modern city. In addition, three of the French revolution showed that the Parisians quickly build in the narrow streets of barricades, resulting in prolonged street fighting. The prefect of the capital have already demonstrated their energy, reconstructed the Bois de Boulogne for strolling Parisians. For redrawing of Paris, Georges Haussmann received from the Emperor an unlimited authority, was adopted a special law on seizure of any lands and buildings in the interests of reconstruction of the city.

Prefect, she recruited talented engineers and developed a plan for a radical restructuring of the street network of the city. Instead of crooked streets paved wide, straight avenues and boulevards. Their width reaches up to 30 meters - it was new for citizens. Ruthlessly demolished thousands of medieval houses without municipal facilities, instead, they built a modern home with running water and bathrooms. In every quarter came the squares, in the city - great parks.

The centre of Paris left the poor, here settled wealthy audience. The consequences affected during the Paris commune government troops managed to suppress the forces of the Communards.

In 1870, the Empire replaced the Republic, Osman resigned. But the city continued to live according to the plans your of Converter: latest the Boulevard was completed in 1926.