3 Fascinating Facts about the Pompidou Centre

Pompidou Centre

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1) Nicknames for the building with its workings on the outside are the gerbil cage and the cruise liner. It reopened in 2000 after a two year refurb to the sounds of seagulls and fog horns in recognition of this.

2) Holly Goodhead’s office at Drax’s space-shuttle plant in the James Bond film Moonraker (1979) was actually a fifth floor room of the Pompidou Centre.

3) President Obama and family visited in 2009. They were greeted by street performers who held up a painting of Barak. Here’s a video of how the painting was done:

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