Cities around the world are filled with renovations, construction of new buildings, and improvements in the transit systems. While most of these cities focus solely on making everything new, they seem to forget about the rich history and culture embedded in the very foundation of the city itself, all the way down to the roads. However, Margaux Sainte-Lagüe, a woman in Paris, has found a way to bring value to one important part of the city’s history: the cobblestone roads. Sainte-Lagüe buys, customizes, and sells pieces of cobblestone that would otherwise be thrown away. She capitalizes  on the value of these historic roads which leads to economic benefits both for her and Paris. Sainte-Lagüe has found a way to preserve history in an artistic way, which leads me to wonder, ‘In what ways could we do something similar in America?


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