The Plan Voisin, Paris
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Le Corbusier opposed the idea of building a new administrative city in the periphery (that is La Defense) and proposes to build at the foot of Montmartre, opposite the island of the City's new command center that it considers necessary for the vitality of the country. The density of sky-scraper is 1,200 inhabitants to the acre. This figure is much higher than the average density of Paris in the heart of town (146 inhabitants to the acre) and of London (63) and of the over-crowded quarters of Paris (213), and of London (169). This great density shortens the distances of travelling and ensures rapid intercommunication.