BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE PARIS SUBWAY
An engineering feat
The first subway line in Paris was inaugurated on July 19, 1900. This new means of transportation was a response to the city's traffic problems.
The project was rushed to be ready for the Universal Exhibition and the Olympic Games which were held in the French capital that year.
How did the engineer Fulgence Bienvenüe, one of the fathers of the subway, imagine and build this network?