New England Current Series: Robert Alter: La Defense, photographs
March 4 - May 3, 2009
LaDefense is an office development that is situated on the Western edge of the city of Paris, France. Because Paris strictly regulates the height of structures within that historic city, if you want to build a skyscraper you have to put it just outside the city limits. LaDefense is a sprawling development of corporate office towers, shopping malls, and apartment houses. It is also home to the Grand Arch of LaDefense, a towering white cube which is part monument and part office building.