Talk:Centre Georges Pompidou

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I think this could help with the article[edit]

I was writing a school paper when I came across this page: http://www.custom-essay-writing.com/2010/02/architecture-in-france/ It has a ton of information in extreme detail about the history and construction of the pompidou, I think the essay could really help with the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.96.236.177 (talk) 15:41, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Why is critical or controversial information always deleted?[edit]

I'd really like to know and I'm sure other readers have wondered the same... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.226.69.39 (talk) 17:17, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

PIcture of Street Artist[edit]

Imagine my surprise when I noticed that the chalk artist in the image is one of my good friends. His name is François. He is not from France but from Ottawa, Canada. Salut Frank !.

- Eric   —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.46.188.229 (talk) 12:51, 2 November 2007 (UTC) 

Colors[edit]

There's a mistake in the quotation from the newspaper. The color for air pipes is blue (and white), and green for water pipes -- not blue for water pipes and green for air. This is confirmed on the web site of the centre: Colour-coded ducts are attached to the outside of the building: blue for air; green for fluids; yellow for electricity cables; and red for movement and flow (elevators) and safety (fire extinguishers). - www.centrepompidou.fr , English page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jfclemay (talkcontribs) 18:40, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Art works[edit]

Should we put a list of the art works that live there, like they did on the Italian wiki? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Eric Shalov (talkcontribs) .

If anyone has this data, a summary of the more-famous works would definitely be a good addition to the article. Care to be bold?
Atlant 11:45, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
Uh, translating Italian back to French might be a little too bold for me. - Eric 09:28, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
The problem with the Italian site is that it makes the Centre seem primarily to be an art museum, which is very misleading. A list of works, if it is relevant here, should be listed only under the Museum section. - 69.111.76.221 03:46, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Beaubourg[edit]

Isn't Beaubourg the name of the area around the Centre Pompidou? Should it really redirect here? john k 18:53, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Both are true. "Beaubourg" refers to both the quartier and the building. Right now, there doesn't seem to be any "Quartier Beaubourg" (etc.) article so it's reasonable that "Beaubourg" redirects here for now, but that may change if someone actually creates an article about the quarter. At that point, we may want to re-point the redirect.
Atlant 20:15, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Merge from Musée National d'Art Moderne?[edit]

The Musée National d'Art Moderne is housed in Pompidou, and as stated on Talk:Musée National d'Art Moderne most people do refer to the Musée National d'Art Moderne as Centres Pompidou. Jobjörn (Talk | contribs) 20:21, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

As part of reorg'ing this page, I brought in most all of the content from the Musée's article. We might be ready to set up a redirect over there to here, but I'm not sure what that will do to all of the interwiki language links. Both articles have a lot of those, and I'm not sure if all of them will point to the right places post-merge. Anyone know? --EvilSuggestions 20:08, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
Although it also makes sense to have a page for the museum and a page for the building. Pascal.Tesson 23:16, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Designers[edit]

Recently, editors have changed the names of the designers:

(older) Designed by Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini, the building...
(now) Designed by Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Sue Rogers, Edmund Happold, Kristin Mills and Peter Rice, the building...

"Sue Rogers" sounds reasonable (given Richard Rogers), but do we have any evidence for the other changes?

Is this a good idea? The project architects were Rogers & Piano. It's not standard practive to list every architect that worked on a particular building: if we were to do so, we'd end up with very long lists. Over 300 architects worked on the Barbican Centre & Estate, but it is only ever attributed to Chamberlain, Bon & Powell. 86.0.203.120 18:38, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Atlant 13:14, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Removal of Borg Cube bullet[edit]

I have removed the following bullet point from the 'Trivia' section because, not only had the word 'brutalist' been questioned by someone in-article, but it is weasel-worded and uncited.

The Beaubourg's brutalist architecture (um... technically this isn't "brutalist architecture" it's "high tech." Brutalism almost exclusively employs massive concrete elements...) may have been an inspiration for the similarly-named Borg cube

I hope I haven't annoyed any Trekkies. —Stonefield 16:39, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

I've reverted this. "Brutalist" is certainly an acceptable architectural term (and no kind of slur), and I suspect a citation can be found for the main "Borg cube" claim. Let's see what folks can dig up.
You're right that it's not a slur, but Brutalism is generally related to the use of bare (brute in French) concrete, and I think of later Marcel Breuer first. This building might be, but either way the bullet is wrong. Borg comes from Cyborg, not any French words. I will delete as necessary. Stakhanov 08:32, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Atlant 14:33, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Barcelona Chair story[edit]

Any citation for this? It appears (with slightly different wording) on the Barcelona chair page, also unreferenced. Citation or no citation, it's not clear to me that it's interesting enough to belong either here or there. Gareth McCaughan 02:15, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Photo-faucets[edit]

Do musings on the difficulty of fitting and fixing these really belong here? I'd say no; I've just removed the text in question. Gareth McCaughan 02:15, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

I'd say you're correct.
Atlant 12:57, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

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