Tuesday, December 14, 2004

That Is Some French Tradition They've Got Going On There

President Jacques Chirac has inaugurated the world's highest bridge, a creation taller than the Eiffel Tower, longer than the Champs Elysees and designed to end a traffic bottleneck in southern France.

[Chirac] hailed the viaduct as a "marvel of art and architecture," a monument to French engineering genius that was a "miracle of equilibrium" and projected a bold, successful, modern image.

"The Millau Viaduct is a magnificent example, in the long and great French tradition, of audacious works of art, a tradition begun at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries by the great Gustave Eiffel," Chirac told a reception.

Conceived by British architect Norman Foster, the slender white viaduct in the picturesque Tarn Valley will provide a new motorway link between Paris and the Spanish border, easing congestion in the Rhone valley during the busy summer months.
It's kinda like me saying that the straight C-'s I'll be getting this semester is a magnificent example of and a great monument, in the long and great SWLAW tradition, to those who have sat on law review.

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