The Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak, announced on Friday the suspension of the demolition of a historic site of the Marie Curie laboratory in Paris, where a biological chemistry center for cancer is to be built.
“I spoke this morning with Thierry Philip, president of the Institut Curie. We have agreed that they suspend the demolition of the Pavillon des Sources to give themselves time to examine, with the stakeholders and my colleague Sylvie Retailleau (Minister of Higher Education and Research, editor's note) any possible alternative. writes the minister on social networks.
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Perched on the Sainte-Geneviève mountain, in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the Institut Curie includes three pavilions built in 1914. The Curie pavilion, where the physics and chemistry laboratory was located, the Pasteur pavilion, which houses a biology laboratory and radio physiology, and the Sources pavilion, where the radioactive materials used by Pierre and Marie Curie were stored and purified. This last building, placed in the middle of a garden, was doomed to imminent destruction: the machines were to come into action on Monday January 8. Stéphane Bern, among other heritage defenders, protested this decision and warned Emmanuel Macron, judging that the president was “not aware of the seriousness of the situation”.