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Urban Planet Weird Wednesday: That time Paris melted

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Weird Wednesdays on Urban Planet takes a look at obscure, absurd, and curious things about cities around the world.

From the “we swear it’s not photoshopped” category, this Parisian building looks as though French architects must be big fans of either Dali or Jell-O. This was what 39 Avenue George V in Paris looked like in 2008.

The effect is actually from a facade that was installed over the bulding during renovation work. It went up in the winter of 07-08 and was created by temporary achitecture firm Athem and sculpter Pierre Delavie.

Though it was taken down a couple years later, you can still catch it on Google Street View.

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photo by Julie70