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“Originally published in Domus 242/January 1950

Le Corbusier in Marseille

The building that Le Corbusier erected in Marseille has reached, with its reinforced concrete structure, its summit. This event in Marseille is the most important one in the modern architectural world. It is in the wonderful French tradition that these technical, economic and social events create monumentum (it is not — meaning a monument made of size — that a monument to be so must not be large, but it must be so in terms of significance and its role in history). It is so for this building, a true monument in the history of French construction and within the overall panorama of the research into resolving the housing problem in that.”

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