(8) - Encyclopedia of World Biography© on Baron Georges Eugène Haussmann, Bookrags, http://www.bookrags.com/Baron_Haussmann - Accessed Nov 07.

“Under instruction from Napoleon the 3rd between the years 1853 and 1869, Georges Haussmann later Baron Haussmann cleared large areas of medieval Paris, within 16 years he constructed 71 miles of roads, 400 miles of pavement, 320 miles of sewers, 100,000 trees were planted, and housing, bridges, and public buildings were constructed., Haussmann stated, "My qualification? I was chosen as demolition artist" (Memoires, 3 vols., 1890-1893).”