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Atlanteans, Daumesnil Avenue, Paris.

12 gigantic Atlanteans adorn the top two floors of this building at the corner of Daumesnil Avenue and Rambouillet Street, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Completed in 1991, the building hosts houses and a police station.

The Spanish architect Manuel Nuñez-Yanowski has been inspired by a sculpture by Michelangelo you can see in the Louvre mueum, "the dying slave", to draw the Atlanteans.

The "Planted Promenade" offers the best view of this building. This unusual garden, opened in 1993, has been installed on the site of an old railway line. Nearly 4.5 kilometers, it connects the Bastille to the beltway, alternating height passages (from Bastille to the garden of Reuilly via the viaduct des Arts) and underpasses(around Picpus).

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