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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:22 AM   #1
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PARIS LA DEFENSE - GENERALI TOWER (318m)

First rendering of this new tower to be built in Paris. Construction is supposed to start next year.



Generali kicks off the plan to renovate La Défense promoted by the EPAD. The insurer has just announced the launch of a new tower with 90,000 m² of office space. The project was designed by architects Valode et Pistre, chosen based on an international competition, and will be realized by Vinci Immobilier. The new tower will be built on the foundation of the Iris building, a 12,000 m² unit that will be destroyed. The investment will be approximately €500 M.
"The lean silhouette of the Generali Tower will be a new feature in the skyline of La Défense. Its shape and location will contribute to the urban requalification of the pedestrian pavement and the circular boulevard that the EPAD wanted," explains Generali, which fully intends to compete for the Signal tour project launched by Bernard Bled.
The investor, which has made the development one of the strategic axes of its investment policy, places its real estate project under the banner of sustainable development. "The innovative design of the structure and shell of the building, and the choice of construction equipment will combine the comfort of its users with a systematic effort to reduce energy consumption. The tower will also integrate renewable energy sources," describes Generali.
The Generali tower project is part of an endeavor to revamp the La Défense business area. Several towers are currently being built or restructured. Colony and Sitq have begun work on the tower T1, a 70,000 m² building. La Société Générale has placed the cornerstone of its Tour Granite, a 68,000 m² building that the company will occupy. Axa Reim has entrusted Cogedim with the restructuration of its tower - rechristened CB 31 - which will provide 87,000 m² of office space. And Unibail plans to launch 150,000 m² next to the CNIT. The EPAD should be able to meet its goal of developing 300,000 m² of office space and renovating another 150,000 m² by 2013.

Source : http://www.businessimmo.info/pages/l...=061018N145_en

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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:27 AM   #2
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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Posted by Brisavoine on the "Paris - Full summary of projects" thread:
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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 19th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #4
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I must say, I really like it! It's a very interesting yet challenging design which seems to fit well with the rest of the towers in La Défense, despite it's unfamiliar design. Can't wait to follow the progress of this new Paris scraper, should be great!
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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #5
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We can notice that with three 200m+ towers (CB31=225m; Generali=240/280m and the Tour Signal which will be around 300m), LD's skyline becomes really impressive!

And there are a bit more than those 3 towers which are supposed to go up before 2013!
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Old October 19th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #6
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Old October 19th, 2006, 08:35 PM   #7
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This will change the complete skyline of la Defence. At this moment like la Defence not that much (boxy, no real gigants etc.) But in the render it's a real worldclass skyline, very beautyful! Go Paris.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 08:40 PM   #8
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Another rendering in B/w :

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Old October 19th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #9
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I like LD skyline, but I definitely don't like this tower.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:56 PM   #10
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hm, I don't care much for the design - it's very ... peculiar.
the height is pretty impressive though. la defense can easily become the best skyline in europe by adding just two or three new pinnacles.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:03 PM   #11
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it is very unusual, but I think very intersting. Hopefuly it will look beautiful when it is finished. Go Paris!
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hm, I don't care much for the design - it's very ... peculiar.
the height is pretty impressive though. la defense can easily become the best skyline in europe by adding just two or three new pinnacles.
Two will be added for sure (This tower and the 300m+ Tour Signal), but we all believe there will be more than that...
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Old October 20th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #13
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Two will be added for sure (This tower and the 300m+ Tour Signal), but we all believe there will be more than that...
Actually, you can count three with the renovated AXA.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 01:50 AM   #14
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that tower would forever be impressive
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Old October 20th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #15
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First rendering of this new tower to be built in Paris. Construction is supposed to start next year.

Looks like it belongs in downtown Krypton
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Old October 20th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #16
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Looks like it belongs in downtown Krypton
thats what i think in the beginning
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Old October 20th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #17
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Very nice
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Old October 21st, 2006, 02:11 AM   #18
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So unusual
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Old October 21st, 2006, 04:42 PM   #19
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up,nice design
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Old October 21st, 2006, 05:41 PM   #20
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The top looks like a church steeple. Anyways, I like the tower. Its interesting. What kidn of name is Generali though>?
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