Weird modern architecture, La Defense, Paris

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La Défense is named for the statue, La Défense de Paris, which was built in 1883 to commemorate the soldiers who had defended Paris during the Franco-Prussian War. The name of the area sometimes causes confusion with foreigners, who assume it has something to do with the military.
In the early 1970s, in response to great demand, a second generation of buildings began to appear.

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