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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:04 PM   #61
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this is by far the most striking and intreaging project in europe. far more original than a box, a pyramid, an egg or the nowadays so often copied twisted skyscraper. it probably would look better as a solitary, the skyscraper infested la defense isn't the right location (imo).

there is nothing more exciting than organic architecture.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:08 PM   #62
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I'm afraid to say that I completely agree with you, Jack. This tower is a mess. It's trying too hard to be creative, and from a couple of angles it looks ridiculous. The organic, amorphous shape is bewildering and doesn't appeal to the eye; it just ends up looking strange in my opinion. For a tower this size you'd expect something more "rigid", upright and solid-looking. This almost looks like it's going to melt and fall over.


What I dislike even more than the top is that drag queen top, that's why I wish it could be hidden from the historical axis perspective

Of course, I hate that "organic" architecture that is so trendy right now, so that counts on how I see the tower
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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #63
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Would the bitter British forumers please go back to their London threads !

Thank you.
They are allowed to dislike it, even to hate it. Should French people who dislike the tower leave the thread?
Anyway I'm quite proud of this structure to be built in France. It will obviously become a must-see landmark, as the Eiffel Tower. Even if it looks less casual, smart and straight than other european buildings.
(Would any lambda tourist visit Canary Wharf or Madrid Arena?)
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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:34 PM   #64
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Best project in europe imo, far more original than any other. reactions are not surprising, but i'm pretty sure they'll evolve in the future. I don't even see how some people can compare this to beetham or other london project. This is even more stupid than comparing LBT to transam pyramid
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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:40 PM   #65
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C'est trés magnifique cet bâtiment par La Defense.

Woderful desing and tall; this building has all the requirements to be a supertall for Paris, know when countries in Europe and Asia are doing big constructions, France is not left behind, wonderful.

Vive la France.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #66
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Like an old lufa that is dried out and split -- hideous. Maybe it can be tweaked to make it sleeker. Other than that, I'd agee, it's a mess.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:54 PM   #67
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ha so for me, this seems to be an answer to the Bishopsgate tower in London

my god, London and Paris are getting amazing new supertall skyscrapers!
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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:54 PM   #68
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I don't like it and I'm not a Brit.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #69
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lol don't be affraid, you can speak your mind
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #70
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Best project in europe imo, far more original than any other. reactions are not surprising, but i'm pretty sure they'll evolve in the future.
I couldn't agree more! This tower is completely ahead of his time, hence the same reactions people had in 1889 when they saw the Eiffel tower, in 1970 when the Pompidou center went up and in 1989 when they built the Grande Arche! I'm proud to see that Paris is still facing the future rather than trying to have a "nice tower by the 1990 to 2005 standards" (Pelli/Rogers/Foster and co)...
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #71
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:20 PM   #72
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We either love this tower or hate it, which is something good, it doesn't let people indifferent, trully a masterpiece (a bit too fat though)
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #73
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We either love this tower or hate it, which is something good, it doesn't let people indifferent, trully a masterpiece (a bit too fat though)
I think it's mainly due to the poor quality of the first render... After all, the tower is 300m high for 130.000sqm and the crown is not really high so the tower can't be fat. Egée which is 150m high nearly looks like a low-rise on it...
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #74
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what is that?!

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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:28 PM   #75
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sorry matey, but Londoners are far from jealous of this rather hideos building are you guys blind, I mean wtf is that?! I thought the fenchurch scheme in Londres was bad. I mean I for one love all Paris buildings but this ruins Paris look
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:32 PM   #76
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are you guys blind, I mean wtf is that?! I thought the fenchurch scheme in Londres was bad.
Well, you're right, the Fenchurch scheme in London IS bad, just like Beetham and a lot of projects throughout the world...

But this tower is pure genius! You don't like it, but I'm sure your children will love it in 20 or 30 years.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:34 PM   #77
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sorry matey, but Londoners are far from jealous of this rather hideos building are you guys blind, I mean wtf is that?! I thought the fenchurch scheme in Londres was bad. I mean I for one love all Paris buildings but this ruins Paris look
Well, I'm not part of the most enthusiasts in this thread, but I do find this reaction very exagerated. At least that tower is well proportionated, which is not the case of Fenchurch. Frankly, I fail to see why so many people in this thread wants to compare this tower with one in London. It's clearly similar to none of London's proposals.





What I do have a problem with though is the "hair" at the top of the structure..
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #78
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futuristic ,Beautiful and original tower. I just hate the "hairs" but i wait new renders.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:40 PM   #79
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Would the bitter British forumers please go back to their London threads !

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1. We REALLY don't have anything to be bitter about lol
2. The whole point of posting a tower, info, renders etc... in the world forum is so EVERYONE can see and comment on it. Just because their opinions aren't the same as yours, doesn't mean you can be cheeky and call people bitter. I see you hav been banned. Rightly so too.
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Old November 27th, 2006, 09:42 PM   #80
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looks like a crystal turd complete with steam lines
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