Koolhaas as he was a journalist, made by his questions, Constant writing in 1969 about Airport influence on urbanisation of a city or better on a Metropole. You certainly all lives in a
Metropoles in the differents corners of the Earth. So I will try to tell you about French cities actuality.
Perhaps you know a little about the differents projects from Le Corbusier in 1922 and in 1925 up to the Plan Voisin, which talk about the center of Paris evacuated from its old buildings except
along the Seine. There would be administration, museums and cultural facilities, above all an airport for vertical takeoff aircrafts (in the project of 1922 only). As you know my dear
Metropolitan friends, we can add now luxury shops, tourists hotels and palaces.
About a realisation of an University built up in inspiration from the Unitary Urbanisme of Constant. http://0z.fr/b8x-l It
is Saint-Denis University, but this frame of buildings is not connected with the express circular underground I talk about in last link.
It is the same things with Marseille. the population reacts like in Hausmann while (1852-1869). It is important because if the Marais in Paris it is becasue the connection with Places des
Victoires was aimed but not done. This is in this unhealthy district, Le Marais, Rogers and Piano have built Georges Pompidou Center.