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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:06 PM   #361
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@brisavoine : Your version seems to be about 40 meters wide, that may be more normal in Dubai, but definitly not in Paris, or even in europe.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #362
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I don't know, it's kinda hard after looking at it for a while to make out if it's well proportioned or not. Trouble is, there isn't anything in the background to compare it to,so it's anybody's guess really.But slender it is not, without a doubt.
I quite like it though but what i find bothersome is the white/transparent/you-name-it cone like feature that tops the buildings - it's very unclear to me even what shape it is or what function it fulfills. I suppose we'll find out sooner than later but it's quite puzzling.
Clad's akin to that french canvas thingy patern, can't remember the name.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:09 PM   #363
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A vision maybe?
Are they on drugs?
I don't know, you tell us.You appear to want to be saying something.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #364
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Clad's akin to that french canvas thingy patern, can't remember the name.
You mean Hypergreen Tower? Check post #124.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:16 PM   #365
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Anyways, I think the idea in itself is very good, does anyone know any towers with a similar design?
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:17 PM   #366
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Actually i wasn't thinking of Hypergreen at all, but i do see the similarity. You know that old french patterned fabric ? I'll remember it eventually.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:17 PM   #367
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I don't know, you tell us.You appear to want to be saying something.
I just can't believe it's real. Looks like a giant flower. Maybe it is just a joke?
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:18 PM   #368
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I don't know, it's kinda hard after looking at it for a while to make out if it's well proportioned or not. Trouble is, there isn't anything in the background to compare it to,so it's anybody's guess really.But slender it is not, without a doubt.
I quite like it though but what i find bothersome is the white/transparent/you-name-it cone like feature that tops the buildings - it's very unclear to me even what shape it is or what function it fulfills. I suppose we'll find out sooner than later but it's quite puzzling.
Clad's akin to that french canvas thingy patern, can't remember the name.
I'm sure you'll find some windmills or other clean energy sources in this spire...
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #369
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I just can't believe it's real. Looks like a giant flower. Maybe it is just a joke?
Why don't you go and celebrate the Talkie-walkie approval with your friends?
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:23 PM   #370
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Why don't you go and celebrate the Talkie-walkie approval with your friends?
Being aggressive does not lead to anything.

I was just asking the question whether this is the real design which is very unusual, you have to admit.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #371
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This is what I mean. If the rendering looked like this, I would say the girth of the tower looks more normal for a 280 meters tower.


Don't forget you can't see the base of the tower. It looks less slender because it's hidden by other buildings
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #372
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You know that old french patterned fabric ?.
De la dentelle? Ou bien les treillis sur lesquels on fait monter les arbres fruitiers dans les jardins d'agréement? I have no clue what patterned fabric you're thinking of.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 12:12 AM   #373
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The Generali tower looks great. I believe that this will be a great addition for the skyline and the city.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #374
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Finally a rendering!!!
I can't say I like it(I mean ,it wasn't love at first sight ),but that may change.All I can say is Paris will have a very original tower wich will add a lot to LD's skyline.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 01:04 AM   #375
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It was not love at 1st sight for me either...Well let's wait for further news about that project. Valode & Pistre is not my favorite architect. By far.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #376
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it's original, sure, but then again many things are original, but will people "buy" it?
It's hard for me to accept it, and I would surely hate to have this in NYC, it will totally ruin the skyline. I even prefer the Conde Nast antenna to this abomination
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Old October 18th, 2006, 03:39 AM   #377
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Here's a first attempt to show the tower in the context of the skyline. On that image the tower is about 280-meter tall, spire included.

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Old October 18th, 2006, 11:06 AM   #378
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the spire looks out of place, why the fuKK they put a spire like that here?
its like puting a swimming pool in the middle of a football field.



without the spire it would be a great skyline.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #379
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Here's a first attempt to show the tower in the context of the skyline. On that image the tower is about 280-meter tall, spire included.
I tried to place the tower on La Défense pictures too, but you posted before me. Are you sure of proportions though? Your tower looks too big and too tall to me. This is what I get. The 280 m (919 ft) Generali tower is placed at its exact location and height. I also placed the "tour signal" ("iconic tower"). It's the boxy shape that dominates the skyline (it's boxy only because we don't know its design yet). The "tour signal" is placed at its exact location, with a height of 300 m (984 ft), although it could be taller in reality, but I chose this height just to see how it would look if there's only a 20 m (65 ft) difference between the "tour signal" and the Generali tower.

Seen from Notre Dame:


Seen from the Eiffel Tower:


Seen from Chinatown:
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Old October 18th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #380
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This is another render posted by a guy on the French forum. On the foreground you can see the 225 m (738 ft) renovated AXA Tower, and behind the GAN Tower is the 280 m (919 ft) Generali Tower. Height looks alright to me (the AXA and Generali towers look almost at the same height only because the Generali Tower is standing 184 m (201 yards) behind the AXA Tower), but it seems to me that the girth of the Generali Tower is too big on that render.

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