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Place de l'Alma gate - Expo Paris 1937

Place de l'Alma gate at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1937
© H. Chipault
Architect(s) : Marc Solotareff

The Alma Gate with its 70-metre wide wooden arch is one of the most perfect wooden structures ever built.

"It has been said that it is the revenge of living matter on concrete and metal, the pride and defiance of wood.

A giant staircase, flanked by two wooden pylons, 50 metres high, decorated with sculptures and a beautiful golden yellow colour, gives access to the central platform, from which two curved walkways and an arched footbridge reach a curved bridge parallel to the Seine.

Official guide to the 1937 Paris International Exhibition.