Palais Garnier

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Palais Garnier
Opéra Garnier
Paris Opera full frontal architecture, May 2009.jpg
The façade o the Palais Garnier opera hoose
General information
TeepOpera hoose
Airchitectural styleSeicont Empire an Beaux-Arts[1]
LocationPlace de l'Opéra,
9t arrondissement,
Paris, Fraunce
Coordinates48°52′19″N 2°19′54″E / 48.87194°N 2.33167°E / 48.87194; 2.33167Coordinates: 48°52′19″N 2°19′54″E / 48.87194°N 2.33167°E / 48.87194; 2.33167
Construction stairtitAugust 1861[2]
Inauguratit5 Januar 1875
Cost36,010,571.04 francs
(as o 20 November 1875)[3]
Hicht56 metre (184 ft) frae grund level tae the apex o the stage flytouer; 32 metre (105 ft) tae the tap o the facade[4]
Ither dimensions154.9 metre (508 ft) lang; 70.2 metre (230 ft) wide at the lateral galleries; 101.2 metre (332 ft) wide at the east an wast pavilions; 10.13 metre (33.2 ft) frae grund level tae bottom o the cistern unner the stage[5]
Technical details
Structural seestemmasonry walls; concealed airn fluirs, vaults, an ruifs[6]
Design an construction
AirchitectCharles Garnier

The Palais Garnier (pronounced [palɛ ɡaʁnje] French Aboot this soond ) is a 1,979-seat opera hoose, which wis biggit frae 1861 tae 1875 for the Paris Opera.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ayers 2004, pp. 172–174.
  2. Mead 1991, p. 146. Haussmann reported on 14 August 1871 that the site had been cleared and surveyed. A temporary building for the Opéra Agence was erected in August, and excavation was begun on the 27th.
  3. Mead 1991, p. 197. According to this source, more work was done after this date, and some parts of the building were never completed. The figure does not include the costs of acquiring and clearing the land, which was the responsibility of Haussmann's Service d'Architecture and probably exceeded 15 million francs (Mead 1991, pp. 140, 146).
  4. Nuitter 1875, p. 250. Heights are measured from the ground level of the Place de l'Opéra. The sculpture at the apex of the stage flytower roof is not included, but would add an additional 7.50 metres.
  5. Nuitter 1875, pp. 249–250. The length is measurt frae the sooth side o the principal facade tae the north side o the avant-corps o the admeenistration; the widths, atween the exteriors o the twa lateral galleries, an the east an wast pavilions; basement depth, frae the grund level o the Place de l'Opéra tae the bottom o the cistern unner the stage hoose.
  6. Mead 1991, p. 156.