These Figures Include Both New Buildings And Additions To Existing Buildings. Source: Prefecture De La Seine, "Annuaire Statistique De La Ville De Paris"
This NBER data series a02079 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02079
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, France: Total Number of Building Permits Issued for Paris, France [A02079FR00PARA489NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A02079FR00PARA489NNBR, February 9, 2016.