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Old May 13th, 2011, 12:12 AM   #2701
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He'll have the Philarmonie.If it ever gets built.
It will! As you can see, work has well & truly resumed, 2 cranes have already been assembled & a 3rd one is on the way...

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Old May 13th, 2011, 11:14 AM   #2702
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Louvre is a wonder not a lego or shopping center !
That open elevator inside is the closest thing I've had to a repulsorpod ride, except that it's grounded.
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Old May 13th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #2703
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rubbish.

I don't see a shop center but a design for a gallery

it's not because you have some apple & satrbucks . At the debut there wasn't shps and coffee!
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rubbish.

I don't see a shop center but a design for a gallery

it's not because you have some apple & satrbucks . At the debut there wasn't shps and coffee!
why does it need an apple though?! Who approved that idea? Maybe that's what reminds me. To be fair its so massive I think some sort of refreshments are needed... Maybe its not the building at fault but what theyve chosen to do with it?

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Old May 13th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #2705
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Would you mind debating in private guys? I doubt that it fascinates people...

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The Philharmonie de Paris has updated its website. There are over20 pics available, all taken this month:

Here are a few ones:

Third crane on its way:
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Over 70 pics from april:

---> http://www.flickr.com/photos/philharmoniedeparis/page2/

Source: Philharmonie de Paris/Flickr
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Old May 14th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #2706
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PHARE Tower

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FULL SIZE ---> http://morphopedia.com/uploads/PHA_M...6_PEOPLE-l.jpg





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Old May 16th, 2011, 01:34 AM   #2707
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Unibail-Rodamco has announced that the construction of the shopping centre project Aeroville will begin within the next two months and is expected to be complete by end 2013. Located in Tremblay-en-France, Roissy-en-France and on Paris Airports land, at the crossroads of the A1 motorway and Paris's "Francilienne" ring road, the future shopping and services centre will be an unrivalled activity and lifestyle hub in the heart of an exceptional catchment area of 1.8 million residents stretching from Paris' northern edge to the city of Compiègne. The total investment cost before financial expenses is expected to be approximately 321 million Euros.

Aeroville's design has been entrusted to the architect, Philippe Chiambaretta (PCA), who has worked with Ricardo Boffil in the past. Saguez & Partners will be responsible for the centre's interior design. The shopping centre will cover a surface area of 80,000 sqm GLA and offer all the facilities and services generally found in a city: 200 shops, 25 restaurants, nurseries, medical centres, spas, and more. A latest generation Auchan hypermarket, that includes a Drive service, will be a valuable addition.

Environmental aspects
The project will enable a 40% reduction in energy consumption compared to centres built in the early 2000s. It will comply with the most stringent criteria in terms of energy reduction and eco-design, with the use of glass walls to take advantage of natural light and cut back on the need for lighting. A partially underground parking station will reduce the need for lighting and facilitate natural ventilation due to free movement of air.

Within the framework of Unibail-Rodamco's sustainability development policy, Aeroville will aim to obtain a BREEAM rating of "Very Good" or even "Excellent", and will incorporate 100% of green leases.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 01:22 PM   #2708
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The final route of 'Super Metro'

Here's the final route of the automatic Super Metro due to be completed & delivered in 2025. The greatest urban transport plan in the world will be officially unveiled on 26 may.



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Old May 16th, 2011, 04:46 PM   #2709
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Wow those transport plans look amazing! But I hope it will have a meaningful effect on those that live in the suburbs lives i.e. bring their commute down!

So the present RER system for Orly willl be totally replaced by this new one eventually, I assume?
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Old May 17th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #2710
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I don't know about the RER Mansardroof...ask our Paris specialists, sorry mate.

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Nouvel's 'tower' is almost completed!

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Old May 17th, 2011, 01:00 PM   #2711
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"La Défense is 3½ times larger than Canary Wharf," boasts Mr. Chaix, referring to the 20-year-old office district in London. "Construction has begun on one-third to one-half of the projects planned for completion in 2016."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...463800358.html

A very interesting article! I really like many of the projects in Paris happening now and I am glad they are making La Défense look nicer too.

Although, the selected paragraph was a silly comparison that Mr. Chaix has used here to boast about. La Défense was built a while before Canary Wharf, of course it is bigger.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 06:30 PM   #2712
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Montparnasse Tower's new lighting scheme

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Old May 22nd, 2011, 04:49 PM   #2713
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PARIS, May 20 (Reuters Life!) - By Alexandria Sage
Say "La Samaritaine" in this city and shopping-mad Parisians will wax nostalgic about a beloved department store which once boasted it had "everything".

Now, the monument to retail therapy on the right bank of the Seine which has been closed since 2005, is set to undergo a three-year, 450 million euro ($641.9 million) redesign that will transform it into a luxury hotel, with adjacent buildings housing offices, public apartments, and of course, shops.

With an Art Deco facade and its name proudly displayed in big block letters, La Samaritaine was the most egalitarian of the "grand magasins," or opulent department stores in the French capital, featuring a huge variety of goods for sale from flowers and bathing suits, to candies and hats.

Its doors closed in 2005, however, after the building fell afoul of safety codes and years of wrangling ensued between its current owner, luxury-goods conglomerate LVMH, the city of Paris and the heirs to La Samaritaine's founders.

But the wrangling appears over, the new project has received the green light and construction should begin in early 2012, with a completion date targeted for mid-2014.

Despite the blueprint that promises to restore a Paris landmark building to its full glory, many feel a pang that it will no longer house France's most famous department store.

"It's over, and it's really too bad because you could find everything there," said 88-year-old Genevieve Cotty, who remembers visiting the store with her grandparents before World War II. "They had flowers, tombstones, hardware, furniture. It was really historic."

Its name taken from the water pump at the Pont Neuf in the time of Henry IV, La Samaritaine sits on some of the most prestigious real estate in Paris, close to both the Louvre and Notre Dame and fronting the Seine.

Shoppers remember the young bellboys at the top of every escalator landing announcing what could be found on every floor, the sugared violet candies popular with children, and the large street windows which were lit up and animated every Christmas.

Tourists would flock to La Samaritaine, take the elevator to the top floor and climb a narrow stairway to the roof, for some of the best views across the Paris skyline.

And any French shopper rich and poor could find something to buy at La Samaritaine, which offered goods at a range of prices.

"There's nothing to compare with the supermarkets of today, it's just not the same," said Cotty, whose mother bought new furniture at the store after their home was bombed in the war.

LARGEST-EVER PROJECT

The 70,000-sq metre (753,470-sq feet) project is comprised of not only the historic La Samaritaine building, but three adjacent properties, which will house offices, shops, some 95 apartments and a nursery.

Some 2,500 jobs will be created, LVMH said.

It is the largest privately funded construction project ever undertaken in Paris, according to LVMH finance chief Jean-Jacques Guiony.

An earlier plan for the project had been rejected by the city of Paris for what it deemed insufficient public housing.

The historic building that fronts the Seine will be renovated and turned into a luxury hotel, "Cheval Blanc" (White Horse), but its facade will remain unchanged. The hotel will offer about 80 rooms and suites.

For the building behind the hotel, Japanese architecture firm Sanaa, which worked on the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, envisions an undulating glass wall with silk screens covering the offices within.

"This project will be the symbol of a continuity between the history of Parisians and the modern world," said Guiony.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 12:04 PM   #2714
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Does anybody know what's being built in Pont Cardinet (along the railway), there's a huge building site (cranes & work in progress)?
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Old June 1st, 2011, 12:37 PM   #2715
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It is Batignolles redevelopment area.

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Render of the new Batignolles distict under construction in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, with a 160m tower that will host the Paris courts of justice. From the render, it looks like the buildings in this new district will be taller than the average buildings in Central Paris.

[img]http://i54.************/124k29v.png[/img]

This is how the area looked like last year:
[img]http://i51.************/b3ps02.jpg[/img]
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Old June 1st, 2011, 02:41 PM   #2716
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Ah, ok!! I know this project but I didn't know that Batignolles was located there , that makes sense now! Many thanks Minato Ku!
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Old June 1st, 2011, 02:59 PM   #2717
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Renders of the French equivalent of the Pentagone.

The last two renders are rejected proposals.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 04:37 PM   #2718
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French Pentagone


Work to start early 2012 (there will be 25 cranes on site!)
Delivery: late 2014

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Old June 1st, 2011, 07:11 PM   #2719
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This is the French Pentagone? Yeah, right.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 10:41 PM   #2720
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Negative ou positive, your post would need to be developed Jim...
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