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From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of ... (UNESCO/NHK)

The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, near Besan?on, was built by Claude Nicolas Ledoux. Its construction, begun in 1775 during the reign of Louis XVI, was the first major achievement of industrial architecture, reflecting the ideal of progress of the Enlightenment. The vast, semicircular complex was designed to permit a rational and hierarchical organization of work and was to have been followed by the building of an ideal city, a ...Source: UNESCO TV / ? NHK Nippon Hoso KyokaiURL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/203/
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