Paris won’t pay Philharmonie costsUncategorized
Jean Nouvel’s wonderful new hall for the Orchestre de Paris, due to open in January, is running 45 million Euros over its last approved budget of 305 million- and almost double the original projection. In normal times, the city and the ministry would split the difference. But France is in economic doldrums and the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has told the government she’s not paying another sou.
There’s a serious risk, we hear, that work will stop this month and the hall won’t get finished.