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Two buildings collapsed in the city of Marseille in France on Monday November 5, 2018.

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  • Date occured Monday, 05 November 2018

Four French died and more than 10 were injured due to a collapse of a balcony. The accident happened in Angers, a city in western France on Saturday, 15th October 2016. The collapsed balcony was on the third floor of the building and caused the collapse of the two lower balconies. Investigations get underway to identify the reasons for this tragic accident. 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 13:32

The Building Material Of The Device Of ITER

At the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, known as ITER in southern France, the foundations of the facilities are already in place.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Monday, 06 July 2015 14:31

Tour Triangle: The Bone of Contention

It is a fact that Parisians loathe every modern construction that threatens the architectural harmony, and many of them reject any building exceeding a height of 37 meters in the city.

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  • Date occured Monday, 06 July 2015

Tuesday marked the 126th anniversary of public access to the Eiffel Tower, which opened on March 31, 1889. Throughout its construction it was marked with controversy and deemed a disaster by France’s best aesthetic minds. The hope was that the World’s Fair “gimmick” would be demolished as soon as possible. Today, however, the Eiffel Tower is an icon, a Paris landmark and surprisingly eco-friendly – sort of.

A bridge crossing the Pont Des Arts in Paris was evacuated briefly yesterday after the bridge’s railing collapsed.  The 2.4-meter section of collapsed railing failed due the weight of the “love locks” that were attached to the railing.  The bridge is famous for the “locks of love,” and each year thousands of couples from across the world demonstrate their love for one another by locking a lock to the bridge and throwing the key into the water.  The tradition started in 2008 and now the bridge’s entire 150-meter span is covered in locks.  Similar bridges with “locks of love” can be found in China, Germany and Russia.  There were roughly 700,000 love locks attached to the footbridge railing when it collapsed.

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  • Date occured Monday, 09 June 2014