Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Centre Georges Pompidou, named after the former French President Georges Pompidou, represents a huge cultural center. He is the third most visited cultural attraction in France after the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Its official opening was held on 31 January 1977 by the then French President Valery Giscard d'Estenom. The center is devoted to the study and support of contemporary art and the art of XX century in its various manifestations.
Here is located the world famous Museum of Modern Art, public information library, concert and exhibition halls, and the Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music. The museum stores permanent art collection, consisting of more than 1,300 works of acknowledged masters of the 20th century, as Kandinsky, Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Miro. The Centre Pompidou during its existence were organized exhibitions most significant artists of the XX century - from Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg to Lucian Freud, Joan Miró, Hergé, Miroslav Pacific and many others.
The building of the Centre Pompidou is one of the most impressive buildings of the XX century. The newspaper "New York Times" in 2007, wrote that the design of the Centre " turned the architecture world upside down." The building has a huge size and covers an area of 2 hectares, the area of the interior is more than 100 000 m ². To release the maximum usable space, the architects decided to place the center of all the technical structures of the building from the outside, having painted them in different colors. Reinforcing connections painted white, ventilation pipes - blue water - green, electric cable - yellow and escalators and elevators - red. On the top floor of the Pompidou Center is the perfect viewing platform, which offers stunning views of Paris.
Area in front of the Pompidou museum known performances of street artists - mimes and jugglers. Spring is here are mini- carnival with a huge variety of participants.