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Le Corbusier with his model for a skyscraper [1936-1938] in la Quartier le la Marine as part of the planned Cité des Affaires for Algiers. The project was to be built along the corniche and a would have housed offices, apartments, and a hotel as a mixed use complex. The skyscraper shows to be a dynamic structure that exhibits movement through its geometry and divisions rather than a concrete block clad in glass. Le Corbusier manipulated the brise-soleils to reflect arabesque screens which are in their design and purpose, to filter strong sunlight. This masterpiece of modernism however would have resulted in the destruction of various traditional Algerian structures from the Kasbah.