The complete renovation of the Centre Pompidou in Paris is under consideration. Work could begin as early as 2023 for a period of 3 years (complete closure) or 7 years (partial closure).
Long nicknamed "Notre-Dame-des-tuyaux" or "the gas factory" by its detractors, the Centre Pompidou in Paris had been in the news when it was built in the 1970s. Designed by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, the building has not undergone any major renovations since its inauguration in January 1977, with the exception of the escalators of its emblematic "caterpillar", which are currently being replaced. Major maintenance and upkeep work, estimated at several million euros, must now be carried out.
In an interview with Le Figaro, Serge Lasvignes, President of the Centre Pompidou, mentioned a possible closure in 2023 and explained that two hypotheses are currently being studied: on the one hand, a complete closure for a period of 3 years, and on the other hand, a partial closure leading to a 7-year construction site. The question of asbestos removal from the building and the evaluation of the respective costs of these two options should enable the government to quickly decide the issue. One thing is certain, regardless of the duration of the work, cultural programming will be offered outside the walls.
Source : connaissancedesarts.com