FONTAINE, Pierre-François-Léonard
(b. 1762, Cergy, d. 1853, Paris)

General view

begun 1802
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Rue de Rivoli, Paris

The creation of this street axis, extended again in 1849-54, was among the most ambitious urban development measures of the Napoleonic era in Paris. The homogeneous façades continue the tradition of the great squares of the 17th and 18th centuries.