The Musée d’Orsay is a Parisian art museum which is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay - a 20th century train station which ceased operations in 1939. However, the abandoned station was deemed a suitable site for redevelopment due to its beautiful Beaux-Arts architectural design.
In 1974, three young architects were assigned to redesign the exterior, while the interior of the building was designed by Italian architect, Gae Aulenti.
By December 1986, the murky, disused railway station was transformed into a modern spectacle. Today, the Musée d’Orsay attracts over 3 million visitors each year.