Information about the Paris Opera House:
The Paris Opera House, also called the Palais Garnier, is a large opera designed by architect Charles Garnier. The building is done in the architectural style of Beaux-Arts. The construction began in 1862 and was completed in 1875. The building was part of the great reconstruction period of the Second Empire under Emperor Napoleon III. There were many problems with the construction, not the least of which was the the site of the building was on swampy ground that needed to be constantly pumped out as the concrete foundation was laid. The construction was also hindered by the Franco-Prussian war. But despite the setbacks and political upheaval, the building was completed and dedicated in 1875. The style of the building was extremely influential, and many notable buildings - especially other opera houses - were heavily influenced by Garnier's remarkable vision. The legend of the storied building was furthered by the novel "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux.
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