The Pavillon des Sources in Paris, where Marie Curie prepared and stored radioactive samples, is set to be removed to make way for a building that will house offices and laboratories for cancer research.

The plan was originally approved by the city of Paris in March 2023. At least two petitions were circulated worldwide in favor of preserving the building in honor of Curie—a two-time Nobel Prize recipient and possibly France’s most prominent physicist as well as the world’s most famous female scientist.

In response to opposition, the demolition plan was delayed and revised: Instead of razing the Pavillon des Sources, the building will be taken apart brick by brick and rebuilt nearby as an expansion to the Curie Museum. The solution was put forward by the Curie Institute—a nonprofit foundation created by Marie Curie that focuses on cancer research, teaching, and treatment—which announced it in a press release on...

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