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Corb's Radiant City gets Charred

The Guardian is reporting that Le Corbusier's Radiant City caught fire Thursday in Marseille, France Firefighters battled flames for 12 hours, with the end result of three gutted apartments and several severely damaged ones. The world-famous French heritage site is a nine-story concrete complex built to resemble a giant steamboat anchored in a park. Sixteen-hundred people call it home. Its 334 sound-proofed duplex apartments are characterized by modernist interiors and exposed concrete. The iconic work of architecture is itself home to many architects and other middle-class admirers. Authorities continue to assess the damage. [The Guardian]