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Old February 21st, 2015, 10:50 PM   #7441
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In general, I like all the new, wacky, contemporary stuff that is being built in and around Paris. They do stick out a lot from the rest but I think it looks refreshing. I'm not sure what it will look like in 20 years due to the fact that "modern" stuff never looks modern in 20 years, but what they are building for the most part looks better than what used to be there before (industrial buildings, ugly post WWII architecture, the occasional mediocre low-income apartment houses and in the case of the near-suburbs attached single-family houses). As long as the Haussmannian or post-Haussmannian apartment buildings from 1850-1900ish, the Art Nouveau and the Art Deco (1900ish through 1920s or 1930s)--or anything more historical than that--is not destroyed, I think it's for the better (with better I mean more attractive, less tired looking). Otherwise, you end up with a sort of Rome: very beautiful and historically significant architecture/ruins, e.g. Classical, some Medieval, Rennaissance, Baroque, neo-Classical from the late 1800sm, but then only 1930s (e.g. Fascist) architecture and some post-WWII tired-looking stuff. Not that all post-WWII architecture and 1970s architecture has to go--it's good to keep some stuff that reminds us of those decades (e.g. near Billancourt metro station in Boulogne-Billancourt, Beaugrenelle towers, Avenue de Flandre area north of the Bassin de la Villette). But I think we only need a few samples of that, no?
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 12:43 AM   #7442
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versailles chantier station renovation

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Old February 22nd, 2015, 01:32 AM   #7443
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Old February 22nd, 2015, 02:30 AM   #7444
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Halle Freyssinet - 13th arrondissement of Paris

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With room for 1,000 startups, France begins work on world's largest incubator



The $190-million project will renovate Paris’ Halle Freyssinet, a 323,000-square-foot railway building constructed in the 1920s, for use as an incubator space with room for 1,000 startups, according to Journal du Net.

The effort is being led by French entrepreneur Xavier Niel, founder of Iliad SA, the broadband and wireless company that has turned France’s telecom industry upside down with its low-cost Free service. Niel recently made waves in the U.S. with Illiad’s now-abandoned bid to acquire T-Mobile.

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Source : http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/23/wi...est-incubator/


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Old February 23rd, 2015, 11:06 AM   #7445
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192 avenue charles de gaulle
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 04:31 PM   #7446
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Simple but very nice!
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 04:45 PM   #7447
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I know A LOT of similar buildings that would benefit from that treatement.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 05:56 PM   #7448
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central poste office.
luxury hotel (Elegancia Hotels) , offices, restaurants
construction expected to start in Jan 2016.

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Old February 23rd, 2015, 09:00 PM   #7449
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RER E extension to the west.
new porte maillot station
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 10:31 PM   #7450
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 10:54 PM   #7451
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Old February 24th, 2015, 03:36 AM   #7452
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It's mean the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile hotel will be still there in 2020? I hate that building. It ruins the view of La Défense.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 12:00 PM   #7453
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What a great opportunity to deeply refurbish this huge but unused square of Porte Maillot
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Old February 24th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #7454
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if the roundabout stays, even after refurbishment, it may still be an unused square..
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Old February 24th, 2015, 03:57 PM   #7455
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A few years back I read an article in Direct Matin saying that the massive green space in the middle of the roundabout was home to a lot of former pets (especially rabits) that had become wildlife! Good luck getting anything done there, in that case.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 04:39 PM   #7456
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A few years back I read an article in Direct Matin saying that the massive green space in the middle of the roundabout was home to a lot of former pets (especially rabits) that had become wildlife! Good luck getting anything done there, in that case.
yes. the central roundabount is full of cute little rabits



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Old February 24th, 2015, 05:44 PM   #7457
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if the roundabout stays, even after refurbishment, it may still be an unused square..
Does it? A complementary entry of the station isn't supposed to be build inside the roundabout?
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Old February 24th, 2015, 06:16 PM   #7458
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yes. the central roundabount is full of cute little rabits
Awww!
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Old February 24th, 2015, 06:53 PM   #7459
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Does it? A complementary entry of the station isn't supposed to be build inside the roundabout?
there is already an entry/exit of the metro station in the roundabout...
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Old February 24th, 2015, 08:27 PM   #7460
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Asnières-sur-Seine (92)
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