Les Halles Redo

The New York Times features a slide show of the four entries to fix Paris's late 1970's disaster, Les Halles, an underground shopping mall sited on old markets. The architecture, shown below, did not address the street plan of Paris or its architectural context, its dismal quality reinforced by the throngs of people who have visited the exhibition to recommend one of the four replacements. Cast your own vote at the official site (in French).

View of Les Halles

Entries are by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV, David Mangin of SEURA, and Jean Nouvel. The winner, chosen by the Mayor of Paris, will be selected in the fall.