The "Batignolles site" is one of the last fallow
industrial sites in Paris: on 9 December 2003, it was chosen it
as the site for the Olympic Village. This site is currently occupied
by railway freight and logistics activities. On 1 January 2005,
the City of Paris will begin construction of a 5.5-hectare garden
on this site.
PARIS 2012 proposes that the Olympic Landmark be set up
there, as dramatic temporary structure - a real beacon within the
City - along with a temporary exhibition about Paris' bid to host
the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The priority is to take over the site, assert its identity and
reveal its urban potential through a visual marker, a strong signal
within Paris, at the centre of Paris 2012's proposed set-up..
The Olympic Landmark's objective will be to inform the general
public about Paris' bid, and in particular to rally local support
for the project.