10Meet the Brain behind the Building

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The iconic landmark in Paris is famous for its controversial design and world-class modern art collections. From Cubism to Pop Art, Centre Pompidou features thousands of artworks, as well as fascinating structures that will leave you amazed. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the Centre Pompidou you may not know of. The then President of the French Republic, Georges Pompidou decided to erect the Georges Pompidou National Art and Culture Centre in December 1969. Upon the opening of Centre Pompidou in 1977, it was named after Georges Pompidou who also commissioned the building. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!