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The Paris 13 Tower: Nine Stories of Street Art

From 01 October 2013 to 31 October 2013

A secret street art project opens to the public

In a secret project that was carried out by artists and kept secret thanks to the authorities in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, a condemned building has been renovated in a way that has taken Paris completely by surprise.

That is because the building was given over to 80 street artists, graphic artists, engravers and graffiti artists who took over the building in order to create works of art all within it. These artists have torn down the walls, ripped out the flooring and repainted the furniture and belongings long abandoned by previous inhabitants of the building, which is set to be demolished at the beginning of November.

Those who wish to see the works of these artists therefore have the entire month of October to visit the project, which has been named the Tour Paris 13, or the Paris 13 Tower. Those who do will step into a world of counterculture florescent graphics, 3D graffiti and luminescent labyrinths.

Only 49 people will be able to visit the building at one time, which means that visitors will have to wait in line during the visiting hours of the building – set from noon to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.