- 1946: withdrawal of the American troops (two years after the end of the German Occupation), progressive return of students to the residences and resumption of the day-to-day life of the Cité.
- 1948: appointment of Raoul DAUTRY, the former Minister for Reconstruction and Town Planning, as President of the Fondation nationale. He succeeded André HONNORAT.
- 1950 : inauguration of the first two residences of the new construction era: the Fondation Victor LYON (named after its patron) and the Maison des Arts et Métiers.
- 1956 : inauguration of the Fondation de l’Allemagne – Maison HEINRICH HEINE, ten years after the end of the war and almost thirty years after such a project had first been discussed.
- 1959 : inauguration of the Maison du Brésil, created by Lucio COSTA and LE CORBUSIER, two major figures in the Modern Movement in architecture.
- 1959 : construction of the ring-road motorway, which sounded the death-knell for further extension of the Cité, sliced off land designated for building and cut it into two parts.
- 1969 : inauguration of the Maison de l’Iran, constructed by Claude PARENT, the last building to be constructed in Season 2 of the odyssey of the Cité. The odyssey continues in Season 3.
To find out more about the history of the Cité, its architecture, its tasks and its development visit L/Oblique: a permanent exhibition, themed guided tours (on the architecture, the park, the artistic creations, the everyday life of the Cité and the development project) and innovative digital media will transport you through time and space on a voyage of discovery of this exceptional place.