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Old March 27th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #2001
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This is picture is not new, it is over one year old.

La Defense projects by CyberArchi information siteweb.


http://www.cyberarchi.com/dossier/to...&article=12257
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Old March 27th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #2002
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All very nice...but.

How much of all this render en maqeutte buildings will be build???
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Old March 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #2003
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If all these are built, they need more projects on the other side of l'esplanade! But at the moment i just hope they build Generali, it's the best looking of the projects=)
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Old March 29th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #2004
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Another render of the 323m (1,060ft) Hermitage Towers posted by the French forumer Krapulax:

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Old April 2nd, 2009, 06:33 PM   #2005
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New renders of the Hermitage Towers in a PDF published by the Hermitage Group:















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Old April 2nd, 2009, 08:54 PM   #2006
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These are very interesting proposals. I don't get why some people don't like them so much. La Defense is a SKYSCRAPER DISTRICT! Complaining about ruining views of it with more skyscrapers are silly. I can kind of understand if people don't like the designs (though I personally do), but the idea of them 'being in the wrong place' or 'ruining views' is not a very good argument when talking about a place like La Defense.

It's basically like saying "Don't build a 300m tower in Canary Wharf! It'll ruin the views!"
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 12:38 AM   #2007
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They will look great. when those towers will open?
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 01:11 AM   #2008
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They will look great. when those towers will open?
The towers are supposed to open in 2014. Hermitage Group say they already have secured financing for the project. They will officially ask for a building permit in June or September at the latest, and the building permit should be issued in the middle of the 2010 according to the director of La Défense Authority (EPAD). Hermitage's main issue at the moment is the tenants who live in the building which is to be destroyed to make way for the towers. These tenants (there are no homeowners in the building to be destroyed, only tenants) haven't vacated the building yet (except for a few of them), and some of them oppose their relocation.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 01:54 AM   #2009
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Beautiful.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 04:07 PM   #2010
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That can really stop the project, we had a simular problem in Norway, a new highrise-project died out because they didn't want their home teared down, even when the developper offered them new appartments in the tower.....
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 05:39 PM   #2011
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a new highrise-project died out because they didn't want their home teared down
Were they homeowners or only tenants?
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Old April 4th, 2009, 07:01 PM   #2012
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Detailed render showing the top of the 240m (787ft) New Axa Tower under (re)construction at La Défense, as well as a cladding element that will go on top of the tower. The New Axa Tower will be completed next year, and it will temporarily become the tallest skyscraper in Paris, taller than the Montparnasse Tower.

They should start putting the new cladding on in May this year, and the tower should reach its final height by this summer (2009).

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Old April 19th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #2013
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Starchitect Jean Nouvel's project for the Vélizy business district. I've marked a few places on the picture for orientation.



Jean Nouvel's project to beautify the Chinatown towers in the 13th arrondissement.

Chinatown towers now:




Chinatown towers after Nouvelization:


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Old April 19th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #2014
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Starchitect Jean Nouvel's project for the Vélizy business district. I've marked a few places on the picture for orientation.

Is this a serious project? Seems really good stuff.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #2015
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No it is a vision.
Skyscraper in Velizy why not ? Anyway without subway or RER it is really not possible.
Velizy is a business center in southwestern outer suburbs planned in the 1960's 1970's with a southern extention of the line 13. Unfortunely no subway was build. The closest metro station Chatillon Montrouge (M13) is 7 km away.
The business distrct grew and still grow without any mass transportation.
Nowaday there is no metro or RER project to serve this district, only a tram line is under in construction.
Not enouth for the 60,000 jobs and the 100,000m² of Velizy 2 shopping mall.
Velizy is also too far of the center for big skyscrapers, midrises would be better here.

Val de Seine business district in southwesterh Paris (Southwestern 15th arrondissement, Issy les Moulineaux, and Boulogne Billancourt) is a way better.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #2016
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Jean Nouvel already struck La Defense, and now he's gonna strike the 13th Arrondissement? Is this really going to happen? Because there is a 12-story building under construction and an approved 13-story building. And I don't know about Velizy.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #2017
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I agree that the 13th arrondissement need more high-rises, there is a project of 4 100m to 150m high-rises in Massena (Paris rive gauche redevelopment area)

I would also love to see a Beijing tower in Olympiade, in this district tower have the name of olympic cities.
(Tokyo, Londres London, Mexico, Oslo, Sapporo...) at this time in the 1970's Beijing didn't have the olympic game.
Olympiade is a part of Paris main chinatown and I think that a modern Beijing tower would be very popular.
Obviously it is should be the tallest tower in the district.
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"Paris in 2030"

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Old April 26th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #2020
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According to Le Figaro, on Wednesday next week the French president will make some very big announcements concerning the development of Paris public transports. These will be the most important announcements concerning the Paris Métro and RER network since the 1960s (when the Pompidou government announced it would build the RER network). So we're in for a once-in-a-generation expansion of the Métro and RER network, despite the economic crisis and budget deficit!

Specifically, the president should announce the construction of a giant 140 km (90 miles) loop of fast subway circling around Central Paris and linking major business areas and scientific campuses in the inner and outer suburbs. This subway will be entirely underground to avoid lengthy public inquiry requirements (building overground would make launching a lengthy public inquiry process mandatory according to French law, whereas building underground is more expensive but also much quicker, without the legal delays of building overground). This giant subway will be entirely automatic (like line 14 of the Paris Métro), with no drivers, and should run 24 hours a day. It will be managed by a private company and not by the RATP which manages the Paris Métro. The goal I suppose is to make it grève-free (no stoppages even on general strike days, which is already the case for line 14 of the Métro).

This subway will run faster than the Paris Métro, with only 60 stations along its 140 kilometers. The president wishes to have it built in as little as 10 years, so several tunnel boring machines will work simultaneously to bore the 140 km of tunnels in just a few years. The price tag for this giant subway line is 14 billion euros (18.5 billion US dollars).


The Secretary of State for the Development of the Paris Capital Region, who is behind the president's giant loop project. He's the guy who restored peace in New Caledonia in 1988, and who then became the CEO of the RATP and later Air France which he saved from bankruptcy in 1994. Note the "Grand Paris" ("Greater Paris") name behind him, a name that was taboo until just a few years ago.

Other projects to be announced on Wednesday include the extension of the RER line E from Haussmann-St Lazare to La Défense via a new tunnel to be bored deep underground; the renovation of the RER lines B, C, and D, notably the modernization of the RER stations, the replacement of the RER trains, and an increase in the RER frequency; a general repair and replacement of rail tracks and line equipment throughout Greater Paris to improve the quality of service and decrease incidents that stop RER and suburban trains every day.

In total, all the Paris public transportation projects to be announced on Wednesday should cost 20 billion euros (26.5 billion US dollars). This is comparable to the cost of Crossrail in London (15.9 billion pounds/17.6 billion euros).

On top of the these, the Greater Paris region has also planed the extension of line 14 of the Métro towards the north, the replacement of all the Métro carriages by 2020 (starting with line 1 in 2011 which will become entirely automatic like line 14), and the replacement of all single-deck trains on RER line A with double-decker trains to alleviate congestion during rush hours. The project of a circular subway line around Central Paris, called Métrophérique, is also planned by the region, but it could conflict with the giant loop to be announced by the French president on Wednesday, so I don't know if Métrophérique (which should cost up to 10 billion euros) is still on the agenda. In my opinion they should build both Métrophérique and the president's giant loop.

More details on Wednesday. Stay tuned!
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