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    Default CITROňN RECLAIMS ITS HERITAGE

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    CitroŽn is almost as renowned in France for its architecture as it is for
    its advanced cars, with its buildings listed as historic landmarks across
    Europe but for a decade it has not had access to one of its most famous
    sites, its showroom in the Champs-Elysťes in Paris after leasing the
    building to, Hippo, a French fast food chain.

    But after the 20 year lease ended this week, CitroŽn has taken keys back to
    No. 42, Avenue Champs-Elysťes, which first opened in 1927 as a cutting edge
    Art Deco design CitroŽn showroom, and it is planning to build a new
    building that will be just as advanced as the original design.

    Architect Manuelle Gautrand's project features a moving spiral of seven
    superimposed revolving platforms, on which vehicles will be displayed.
    Visitors to the high-tech centre will find a full range of customer
    services presented with the latest multimedia and computer driven systems,
    together with a wide range of exhibits of cultural interest, such as
    vintage cars from the CitroŽn collection and a library on the history of
    CitroŽn.

    The prestigious, historic premises are scheduled to open in the first
    quarter of 2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogboy
    info thanks to Ateco

    CitroŽn is almost as renowned in France for its architecture as it is for
    its advanced cars, with its buildings listed as historic landmarks across
    Europe but for a decade it has not had access to one of its most famous
    sites, its showroom in the Champs-Elysťes in Paris after leasing the
    building to, Hippo, a French fast food chain.

    But after the 20 year lease ended this week, CitroŽn has taken keys back to
    No. 42, Avenue Champs-Elysťes, which first opened in 1927 as a cutting edge
    Art Deco design CitroŽn showroom, and it is planning to build a new
    building that will be just as advanced as the original design.

    Architect Manuelle Gautrand's project features a moving spiral of seven
    superimposed revolving platforms, on which vehicles will be displayed.
    Visitors to the high-tech centre will find a full range of customer
    services presented with the latest multimedia and computer driven systems,
    together with a wide range of exhibits of cultural interest, such as
    vintage cars from the CitroŽn collection and a library on the history of
    CitroŽn.

    The prestigious, historic premises are scheduled to open in the first
    quarter of 2006
    Interesting article in sports cars and classic motors (UK Mag - I think that's the title) Feb Edition on Citroen acquiries some of it's history. A very interesting read,! Talks about some on the models acquired and under restoration. There is also an article on 1960's prototypes.

    Not sure if I can scan it and send it through because of copyright, but certainly worth a browse at your local newsagent.

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    Andrew

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