haussmanhattan places new york's famous skyscrapers in a parisian context
haussmanhattan places new york's famous skyscrapers in a parisian context haussmanhattan places new york's famous skyscrapers in a parisian context
nov 18, 2015

haussmanhattan places new york's famous skyscrapers in a parisian context

haussmanhattan places new york’s famous skyscrapers in a parisian context
all images courtesy of haussmanhattan




haussmanhattan (haussmann + manhattan) is a project that imagines what would have been of paris if the city had started building skyscrapers at the same time new yorkers did, around 1910-1930. through digital photo editing, the project shows popular NYC buildings and sites, like the empire estate building or central park, inserted into the parisian landscape.

place de la concorde




nowadays, building towers in paris is considered the least viable solution and the worst thing to do. most of the past experiences of construction tall buildings in the 1970’s are seen today as a complete disaster. this project experiences with trying to answer the following questions: what if paris had built towers at the time of the great transformations of the prefect haussmann? is the problem of towers actually a problem of architectural vocabulary?

ile de la cité


place de clichy

pont neuf

central park paris

empire state republic

woolworth eiffel

arc de triomphe NYC

champs elysees metropolitan life




designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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