Roland Garros extension gets green light again


PARIS: Controversial work on the expansion of Roland Garros, the historic but cramped home of the French Open, was given the green light to resume again on Friday (Saturday in Manila). The Paris High Court found in favour of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) and quashed a ruling issued on October 6 which had ordered work to stop. It is the latest twist in a long-running saga involving the 400-million-euro ($448 million) redevelopment of the site in the plush western sector of Paris. The FFT had hit out at “manipulation” or at least “a lie by omission” by the claimants who had applied that work be stopped urgently by suggesting that the historical greenhouses built by architect Jean-Camille Formige, which date back to the 19th century, were about to be destroyed.



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