La Dfense Hautde Seine France a 195890 and to the present

La Défense, Paris's new business district is located on a site of 750 hectares (2.9 square miles) west of the Seine just outside the city's jurisdiction. The name comes from the statue, 'La Défense de Paris', erected in the area in 1883 to commemorate the war of 1870. For prestige reasons the precinct does retain 'Paris' as its mailing address but as it is legally located outside Paris, it is not subject to the stringent planning controls within the boulevard périphérique developed under pressure from President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing after Paris's first 1960s towers (particularly the 56-storey Tour Montparnesse) shocked the citizens of Paris and tourists alike. The height of buildings within the city became restricted to 31 metres. This policy is now (2004) under review as pressures for higher densities of development are arising. It suffices to say that La Défense is an 'edge city' visually and

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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