Place Diana

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Place Diana
Flamme de la Liberté 20 April 2013.jpg
The Place Diana with the Flame of Liberty
Place Diana is located in Paris
Place Diana
Shown within Paris
Arrondissement16th
QuarterChaillot
Coordinates48°51′51″N 2°18′3″E / 48.86417°N 2.30083°E / 48.86417; 2.30083
Construction
Completion2019

The Place Diana (English: Diana Square) is a public square situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, near the Seine river.

Place Diana Paris.jpg

History[edit]

The place is named in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales,[1] by vote of the Council of Paris in 2018.[2] The place is just north of the Pont de l'Alma Tunnel, where Princess Diana was killed along with two others (including her romantic partner Dodi Fayed) in a high-speed car crash in August 1997.

Features[edit]

On this space rises the Flame of Liberty, a replica of the torch of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) in New York City. The statue was erected in 1989 to celebrate the Franco-American friendship. Somewhat forgotten, the Flame benefited from a renewed interest when Diana, Princess of Wales, died on 31 August 1997, during a road accident in the tunnel of pont de Alma, located below the monument.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sully, Nicole (2010). "Memorials incognito: The candle, the drain and the cabbage patch for Diana, Princess of Wales". Architectural Research Quarterly. 14 (2): 115-128. doi:10.1017/S1359135510000734.

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