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Old February 9th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #2601
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There are a lot of arguments between people on this forum who are pro skyscraper from London and Paris, but it seems the two cities both have to suffer a number of backwards, conservative and sadly influential NIMBYs.
Yup, too much "curators" in Paris!
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Old February 9th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #2602
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According the website Defense-92, the Trinity project (see post 2504) will be presented to the public in April.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #2603
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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #2604
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How realisitic are that chances for the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation to still go ahead, with the local town hall fighting for it? or have the residents done too much damage?
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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #2605
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No, it will most likely still go ahead, after a few months of pause to deal with the legal situation. The project is too dear to the mayor of Paris (whose records is otherwise pretty slim) to be abandonned.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 01:57 PM   #2606
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The sad thing is that professional NIMBYS like Mr. Douady eventually reach their goal, that is to say lowering the already scarce willingness to build daring duildings.


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He clearly wants the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création to be demolished!
If it isn't a figure of speech, he clearly lost his sense of reality !
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Old February 10th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #2607
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Some crazy news in Paris this week! La Défense Authority (EPADESA) indicated that all the towers planed at La Défense were going ahead (except Jean Nouvel's Tour Signal which was cancelled, and the 143m Tour Ava currently on hold pending lawsuits). The 162m Tour Carpe Diem is already under construction. The 193m Tour Majunga starts construction this month (February 2011). The approx. 100-meter high Trinity building will be announced in April of this year. The 175m Tour D2 and the 266m Tour Generali will start construction in the middle of 2011. The 337m Tours Hermitage will start construction either in June or October of this year (the exact month is still unclear). The 297m Tour Phare and the 220m Tour Air² will start construction in the beginning of 2012. La Défense is suddenly going to become the busiest construction site in the world. Take that Dubai!

As if it wasn't enough, La Défense Authority also indicated that several investors would like to build yet more towers in La Défense. HSBC and Total in particular are looking for large surfaces at La Défense. Some Chinese companies would also like to locate their European headquarters at La Défense. As a result, the director of La Défense Authority indicated this week that a new batch of projects could soon be approved (the French government needs to give its approval, because La Défense is a state territory). This second batch of projects would add several hundreds of thousands of m² to the 850,000 m² of the first phase of the La Défense regeneration program which is starting in earnest this year. The second phase of the La Défense regeneration program, to be approved by the French government, would include 4 new skyscrapers, one of which would be a mixed-use tower. We already know that the 95m Tour Atlantique would be demolished and replaced with a 52-floor tower.

In parallel, two new subway lines will be brought to La Défense by 2020 (RER E and the 'Grand Paris' giant subway loop). A TGV station is also planned to be built at La Défense, to serve as a terminal station for the Eurostar and Thalys high speed trains (i.e. some of the Eurostar trains departing from London will end at Gare du Nord as is the case today, and some other Eurostars will end directly at the new La Défense TGV station).

And as if these news weren't crazy enough, we've just heard that Hermitage, the Russian developer preparing to build the 337m Tours Hermitage, is planning another project that would contain 400,000 m² of surfaces. That's 50% more surfaces than the Tours Hermitage!! We don't know yet where this colossal project will be located, but according to some insider sources it could be, of all places, in Central Paris! Only the Russians could be crazy enough to dare such a thing! This colossal project will be revealed at the MIPIM fair in Cannes next month.

Paris is about to experience probably the busiest high-rise construction period in our lifetime, so savor any moment of it. [img]http://i54.************/5we1av.gif[/img]
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Old February 11th, 2011, 03:40 AM   #2608
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Really great news.La Défense will become undoubtely one of the biggest skylines in the world.
Now regarding the 400,000 m² in central Paris how would it be possible without touching any historic building?
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Old February 11th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #2609
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If by "historic building" you mean any building that is more than 50 years old, then there are lots of "historic building" in Central Paris that can be demolished.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #2610
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If all those projects get built i dont know which city i like more Paris or London.
Both will have a better skyline then frankfurt. The 3 best skylines of the eu.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 04:28 AM   #2611
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If by "historic building" you mean any building that is more than 50 years old, then there are lots of "historic building" in Central Paris that can be demolished.
You mean the Haussmanian buildings?The city would never let it being touched,fortunately.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #2612
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Not every building that is more than 50 years old is Haussmannian, and not every Haussmannian building is beautiful.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #2613
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A new 300m (1,000 ft) tower at La Défense has been announced by the financial newspaper Les Echos today.

This new tower was desgined by French architect Christian de Portzamparc, the developer is the French group Vinci, and it will be financed by Qatari funds. That's all we know so far.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #2614
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Good news, I hope that this skyscraper will be located on the south side of the Grande Arche.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #2615
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Construction of a new hall in Gare de Lyon railway station.
This new hall will increase the passengers capacity of the station and will allow easier movement between platforms.







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Old February 18th, 2011, 12:44 AM   #2616
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Good news, I hope that this skyscraper will be located on the south side of the Grande Arche.
I hope so or that will be weird

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Old February 18th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #2617
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Well, welcome Gaeth!!
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Old February 26th, 2011, 02:21 AM   #2618
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According to an insider source, the 266m (874 ft) Generali Tower is going to be built by Campenon Bernard Construction, Bateg, and GTM Batiment. All of them are subsidiaries of Vinci Construction.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #2619
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The ugly buildings that are going to be demolished to make way for the Hermitage Towers, and the true height of the Hermitage Towers.

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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:46 AM   #2620
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A new little render of La Défense found on the EPADESA's website.


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