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(Great Arch) was initiated by the French president Mitterrand. He wanted a XXth century version of the Arc de Triomphe. La Grande Arche de La Défense was designed by Otto von Spreckelsen and It has a prestressed concrete frame built by the French civil engineering company Bouygues. Fabric canopy and transparent tube elevator Completed by Paul Andreau.The 'Grande Arche' Completed in 1989 and nearly-completed Arche was inaugurated in July 1989, with grand military parades to mark the bicentenary of the French Revolution.

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How much does la grande arche de la defense weigh?

30,000 i think

When was Grande Arche created?

Grande Arche was created in 1989.

What is the Grand Arche made out of?

In Utah it is made of Entrada sandstone. In Paris, La Grande Arche is made of Concrete, Glass and Carrara Marble.

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the grande Arche is on the left bank of the Seine river - You can see it from Paris as it is in a beeline from the Louvre, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de triomphe.

What do people do inside la Grande Arche?

it was used for office space until some on got hurt in the elevator

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the 'grande arche' is roughly a cube. It has a length of 112 metres, a width of 107 metres and is 110 metres tall. According to Wikipedia, Notre Dame de Paris could fit into the empty space in the middle.

How does the arc de triomphe relate to the grande arche?

They are both French-built. They are both French-built in Paris, France (even though Liberty was unbolted and shipped in crates to its final location). Both are commemorative monuments. Both are tall, but smaller than the Great Pyramid.

What is unique about the Arc du Carrousel Arc de Triomphe and La Grande Arche?

They are all in a straight line - La Grande Perspective, which must be the longest urban view in any great city of the world; in one direction the road (Avenue de la Grande Armée) runs out of Paris across the Pont de Neuilly and up to La Grande Arche at La Défense; in the other direction the Avenue des Champs-Élysées runs equally straight to the Place de la Concorde, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Arc du Carrousel and the Louvre.

What has the author Erik Reitzel written?

Erik Reitzel has written: 'Fra brud til form' -- subject(s): Structural engineering 'La grande arche'

How much does it cost to go to the top of Grande Arche?

$35.95 for adult $12.65 for children

What year was Arche Scaligere built in?

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Who constructed the grande arche de la defense?

Depends: - the project (early 80s) to build a great arch, is from the Danish architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen and Danish engineer Erik Reitzel. - It was ordered by the then French president François Mitterand - The building company Bouygues builds it between 1985 and 1989. A staff of 2,000 builders, 2 of which will die during the construction, work on the Arche.