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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:08 AM   #61
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The 170 m (558 ft) 50-floor Tour Odéon U/C has now reached the 37th floor (at least that was the floor reached on February 17, when a French forumer went there; they may be a few floors higher up now). The 50th floor and spire will be reached by the end of 2013.

The newspaper Nice Matin indicates that the apartments located between the 21st and 29th floors were sold for a price varying between €55,000 and €70,000 per m² (US$6,650 to US$8,500 per sq. foot).

Prices should be even higher further up the tower. The buyers so far are British, Russian, French, and Swiss. Some Monaco citizens are also interested.

The luxury apartments contain marbles, previous woods, large bay windows, wooden floor (parquet). Lighting, blinds, music can be controled via touchscreens located in each room, or by iPad. No traditional light bulbs, only LED.

In the common areas: concierge, spa, swimming pool, gym, and landscaped park with a vegetable garden... for residents who wish to play the gardeners! The services offered will be those of a five star hotel, as is already the case in Asian or American luxury residential buildings. French artist Yann Kersalé has also designed a lighting scheme with LED placed on the cladding of the tower that will change the color of the tower at night depending on the season of the year. This is heralded as a new beacon for Monaco.

Last but not least, the last 5 floors at the top of the tower will contain a 3,300 m² (35,500 sq. ft) penthouse apartment spread over the 5 floors but made up of only 5 very large main rooms. It will be the largest and tallest penthouse in Europe. The master bedroom will measure 600 m² (6,460 sq. ft). The penthouse will contain a private cinema, a ballroom, a private swimming pool, and then a 2nd swimming pool outside with a waterslide going down the 5 levels. Swell.

Anyway, for us mere mortals we can at least look at pictures of the beast from the outside.

This picture was taken on January 26, 2013 when the core of the tower was at the 33rd floor:


This picture was taken in the end of January 2013:


Some pictures by Tourenfrance from early January 2013:
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Some pictures taken by Arnaudd6 on December 28, 2012 when the core of the tower was at the 30th floor.





Seen from the Boulevard d'Italie in Monaco:


Seen from the Boulevard Guynemer in Beausoleil (France):


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Old March 3rd, 2013, 11:52 PM   #62
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A shot of the Yacht Club under construction, taken almost a month ago.

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Yacht Club de Monaco by Chris Wevers, on Flickr
This project actually blocks the traditional scenery at F1 Monaco GP's when the cars drive out of the tunnel.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #63
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Tour Odeon will be a really interesting addition to Monaco's skyline, by the way, I really like the music from the official website.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #64
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According to one of our French forumers from Marseille, who is in general well informed, but who always refuses to give his sources or be more explicit, the Prince of Monaco has asked several architectural firms to submit proposals for a... 70-floor skyscraper on the seafront of Monaco!! Now THAT's something!
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Old March 5th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #66
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Old March 5th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #67
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Monaco is slowly turning into a upperclass version of Kowloon Walled City.

Why don't they revive the old plans of land reclamation. I know the land of the stadium and surrounding neighbourhood are reclaimed land, and there were plans for further reclamation.
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According to one of our French forumers from Marseille, who is in general well informed, but who always refuses to give his sources or be more explicit, the Prince of Monaco has asked several architectural firms to submit proposals for a... 70-floor skyscraper on the seafront of Monaco!! Now THAT's something!
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Old March 5th, 2013, 10:21 PM   #69
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Why don't they revive the old plans of land reclamation.
They are currently discussing reviving it, according to what we know.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 03:45 AM   #70
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Pictures of Tour Odéon taken this evening by the forumer Tourenfrance. The core of the tower has reached the 40th floor. 10 more floors to go!

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And here some pictures taken last Sunday by the forumer Arnaudd6 when the core of the tower was at the 39th floor.












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Some more pictures by the forumer Arnaudd6 from last Monday:











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Old March 20th, 2013, 01:49 AM   #73
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I can't wait to see the inside of the penthouse and the sea view from the higher balconies
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Old March 28th, 2013, 04:19 AM   #74
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If you have 300 million euros to spend...
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Monaco Penthouse 'World's Most Expensive'

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26 March 2013

A multi-storey penthouse in Monaco could become the world's most expensive property per square metre when it comes onto the market next year.


The top floor penthouse could sell for €300 million (US$383 million) according to one estimate

Renowned for its casinos and yacht-filled marinas, Monaco has become a magnet for the richest and most discerning property tycoons in the world.

Soaring to a height of 170m (557ft), the Odeon Tower will be the Mediterranean coastline's second tallest building.

The twin towers will contain 70 luxury apartments with between one and six bedrooms. Also available will be two sky duplexes and a 1,200sq m penthouse.


Making a splash: a private swimming pool is included in the price

Topping out the block will be a spectacular 3,300 sq metre multi-story penthouse complete with private water slide and exclusive infinity pool.

One estimate for the value of this apartment suggests it could fetch as much as €300 million (US$383 million) when it is released onto the market in 2014.


An example of one of the marble bathrooms and private terrace

Each apartment will boast floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces with panoramic views of Monaco, Larvotto beach and the Ligurian Sea.

The block will have Russian and Turkish saunas, several swimming pools, private spas, a full-time concierge, private chauffeured limousines and a cinema.


The interiors have been designed by belle epoque master Alexander Giraldi

Housekeeping, dry cleaning and valet services will all be organised by residents from touchscreen controls in each apartment.

As well as being within easy reach of the Italian Riviera, occupants can take advantage of annual local events such as Monaco's Grand Prix and Jazz Festival.


The top story penthouse comes with a private lobby and concierge

Excavation and demolition work began on the towers in 2009. Structural work is expected to be finished by July 2013 before work can begin on the facade.


Each apartment will enjoy unrivalled views of the Ligurian sea

The entire project is expected to be completed by July 2014.

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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:29 PM   #75
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Monaco back landscape is french not italian
Nice airport is the link then french infrastructure ok?
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Old March 28th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #76
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Oh, and don't worry 'cause my post is not about what you said, it's just the way you said it (which is actually hilarious, really!!)...
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because when i read this:

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Each apartment will boast floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces with panoramic views of Monaco, Larvotto beach and the Ligurian Sea
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As well as being within easy reach of the Italian Riviera
it refers to an italian sea whereas the front of this city is mediteranean sea first!
Italian riviera?



And what about french one which is an obliged way to get monaco?
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Well, the Ligurian Sea borders Monaco, which is located on the French Riviera. The Italian Riviera is within easy reach as well, it's less than ten kilometers away as the crow flies.
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An article in the Wall Street Journal.
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Monaco Turns a Corner

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A dated seaside skyline gets an upgrade as the property market scales new heights; every foot counts


The $790 million Tour Odéon Development rises high above the other apartment buildings in Monaco. Prices for apartments in the building run about $25 million. A rendering is shown.

At midday, the piazza in front of the famous Monte Carlo Casino teems with life. Men in handmade suits conduct business meetings al fresco, well-groomed teens take a break from shopping to flick their hair and check their phones and ladies of a certain age exercise minuscule dogs.

This is the heart of Monaco, the tiny seaside tax haven long known as a playground of the international jet set and one of the world's most expensive real-estate markets.

Behind that image of opulence, though, is a sobering fact: Much of the property available here isn't very glamorous.

"Most of the apartment blocks in Monaco are outdated, and need to be redone," says Pieter van Naeltwijck, who represents the Knight Frank agency in the principality.

Gesturing to a photo of the Monaco skyline in his office, he says, "This one is horrible, this one is also horrible, this one looks like a prison." The problem, he explains, is that many buildings were erected in the 1970s and 1980s with undersize kitchens and old-fashioned fittings. "Life has changed, but they have not really adapted."

Now, change is coming in the form of Tour Odéon, a 49-story, 550-foot-tall residential tower featuring apartments with marble floors, teak carpentry and expensive German-made Bulthaup kitchens.

When it's completed this summer, it will be the principality's tallest building, standing a head taller than its nearest rival, Le Millefiori, a 37-story apartment block built in the late 1960s. Its sweeping glass facade, commonplace for other cities, will further set it apart from the rest of Monaco's concrete skyline.

The $790 million development was launched late last summer, with 24 apartments offered for sale. By February, 18 had been sold to European buyers at prices well above $25 million. Those that remain include a 3,300-square-foot apartment for $28.2 million and a 4,600-square foot unit listed at $36.7 million—double Monaco's average home price.

Bolstered by prices like these, this sliver of land pressed between the Mediterranean Sea and France is proving to be one of the few parts of the Western world to emerge strongly from the global property recession. According to newly released official figures, the world-wide downturn registered as a mere blip in Monaco's real-estate market.

Average house prices in the principality now stand at a record $3,700 per square foot. That's double what they were in 2006 and up smartly from the crisis year of 2009, when they ticked down to about $3,100 a square foot.

Partly driving this resilience are Monaco's enduring charms—a mild Mediterranean climate, fabulous boutiques and restaurants, the timeless, iconic allure of Princess Grace.

There are also powerful financial incentives for home buyers. Aside from French nationals—who are bound by a binational treaty—residents pay no income, property or capital-gains tax to the Monaco government.

Mr. van Naeltwijck says global political volatility has also stimulated interest from overseas buyers, particularly from Russia. "If you were living in Moscow, would you not rather have your wife and children in a nice, safe, sunny place without the fiscal problems which are present in, say, France?" he asks.



It also has celebrity sparkle. Actor Roger Moore, tennis player Novak Djokovic and race-car driver Lewis Hamilton all own property in Monaco. Each May, the greatest racing drivers in the world hurtle through Monaco's narrow streets in the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. Everyone from Mick Jagger to Kate Moss has vacationed there, while Will Smith turned out for last year's Grand Prix. Madonna partied there following the end of her European tour last year, and Eva Longoria attended last year's Monte Carlo TV Festival.

Another reason for the persistently high prices is scarcity. On the fewer than 500 acres of land that constitute Monaco—a patch smaller than New York's Central Park—there's little space left in which to build.

"A lack of supply is one of the reasons prices are high," says Mr. van Naeltwijck. "But in a way, it is a bad thing, as we cannot grow."

In the past, the principality has eased its property shortage with land-reclamation projects, including a major program led by Prince Rainier in the 1960s and 1970s. New tracts of land were created to establish the district of Fontvieille, by effectively building a platform over the sea, with space for new harbor facilities, a stadium, a hotel and a park dedicated to Princess Grace.

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Prince Albert II talks about the extension draft of Monaco, shit becomes serious.



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Exclusif: le prince Albert II lance l'extension en mer de Monaco

J'ai décidé de lancer le projet d'extension en mer à l'Est de la Principauté, après avoir étudié diverses hypothèses depuis 2008. Il sera situé entre le Portier et le Grimaldi Forum. Ce choix est le plus en phase avec les besoins actuels et n'empêchera pas dans l'avenir d'en envisager d'autres. Une extension à Fontvieille aurait représenté un coût trop important. Ce projet du Portier sera d'une superficie de 5 à 6 hectares. Les constructions ne devront pas être hautes et des espaces verts devront être aménagés pour que le cadre de vie soit agréable. Ces nouvelles surfaces généreront des recettes importantes pour le budget de l'État ainsi qu'une activité soutenue pour nos entreprises du bâtiment.
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