A developer is launching a ‘complete’ replica of Europe’s popular city of Paris outside Gujranwala—but five times smaller. Le Paris Housing Scheme is being planned by a sister company of Master
Tiles and Ceramics. The scheme is spread over 4,800 acres or 19.4 square kilometres. The original Paris, in contrast, is spread over 105 square kilometres.
Le Paris will have its own 200m Eiffel Tower, which will make it the biggest
replica in the world. The original Eiffel Tower is 324 metres tall. If built,
Le Paris’s Eiffel Tower will outdo Bahria Town Lahore’s replica, which stands at 80 metres. The housing scheme will also have replica Arc de Triomphe and a road it is calling Shanzelize street (after Avenue des Champs–Élysées).
France’s AREP Group and Renzo Piano Building Workshop will be undertaking the town planning, design and architecture.
“Pakistanis will not have to go to Europe,” said Bilal Sandhu, the marketing
manager. “The city will give affordable houses but will be replete with
facilities just like the real Paris.”
Source: Samaa TV