It is a race against time that has begun around 56, Faubourg Saint-Antoine, in Paris in the twelfth arrondissement. At stake: the preservation of the integrity of this building of the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, typical of the constructions of this district formerly dedicated to furniture. Detail that makes all the salt of the fight led by several associations of preservation of the heritage: the musketeers of the king resided there between 1668 and 1704, before joining the barracks of the rue de Charenton.
The case starts in October 2022. The condominium wants to build an elevator that would have the effect of destroying a nineteenth century staircase, which once served cabinetmakers' workshops. Living there, and also a journalist for AFP, Indalecio Alvarez chokes up. "I think comfort weighs little against respect for history," he says. Through associations, including Sites and Monuments, a request for protection for the staircase is filed with the regional heritage commission...
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