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    PARIS (AP) — German jockey Rene Piechulek rode 80-1 outsider Torquator Tasso to victory at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on his debut in a huge upset on Sunday. The Marcel Weiss-trained colt won the G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin to qualify for l’Arc, but few had predicted Piechulek’s victory at Longchamp in western Paris on the race’s 100th...
    In French, the word emballer means to wrap or package. It also means to be thrilled about. It also means to get carried away. All of these definitions apply to Paris’ Arc de Triomphe at present, as it is transformed from totemic tomb into a monument ensconced in 25,000 square meters of blue-tinged loosely woven silver polypropylene fabric and “belted”...
    It took four years of planning and 270,000 square feet of silver polypropylene fabric to wrap the Arc de Triomphe from its crown to its giant feet.  It cost over $16 million to install, but will only be in place for just over two weeks. It looms over the Champs-Élysées, stopping the famously blasé Parisians in their tracks. "Usually I...
    By Arno Pedram | Associated Press PARIS — The city of Paris is unveiling a monumental artwork built around an actual monument: the Arc de Triomphe completely wrapped in silver and blue fabric. The installation by late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who conceived the project in 1961, will open on Saturday. Visits will take place for almost three weeks....
    PARIS (AP) — The city of Paris is unveiling a monumental artwork built around an actual monument: the Arc the Triomphe completely wrapped in silver and blue fabric. The installation by late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who conceived of the project in 1961, will open on Thursday. Visits will take place for nearly almost three weeks. At weekends, the...
    Cranes are installed at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, as workers prepare the famed Paris monument for the project called "L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" by late artist Christo who wished this project to be continued after his death. Adrienne Surprenant / AP The Arc de Triomphe has seen parades, protests and tourists galore,...
    PARIS (AP) — The Arc de Triomphe has seen parades, protests and tourists galore, but never before has the war monument in Paris been wrapped in silver and blue recyclable polypropylene fabric. That’s about to happen next month in a posthumous art installation designed by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. “Christo has wrapped museums, parliaments as in Germany, but a monument...
    Authorities evacuated visitors Tuesday from the Arc de Triomphe due to a bomb alert, according to police. The area surrounding the iconic Parisian landmark and nearby subway lines were also evacuated, Reuters reports. It is unknown what the source of the alert was at this time, and local reports indicate that the security perimeter at the end of the famous...
    PARIS (Reuters) - The area around the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris has been evacuated following a bomb alert, a police spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday. He said subway lines in the area were also being evacuated. France is on high alert following the beheading of a teacher earlier this month by an 18-year old Muslim man angry about...
    THE area surrounding Paris's Arc de Triomphe has been evacuated following a bomb alert, police have said. Officers were reportedly deployed to the western end of the Champs-Élysées, a central avenue in the city, at 3pm today. 1The area surrounding Paris's Arc de Triomphe has been evacuated following a bomb alert Subway lines and other streets near to the...
    The French police have set up a security perimeter around the Arc de Triomphe following a bomb threat.  According to local media, police were deployed to the western end of the Champs-Élysées in central Paris, where the famous monument stands, at 3pm today.  The area around the landmark, including part of the Champs-Élysées, has been evacuated, actuParis reports.  The entirety of...
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