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Old December 13th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #1041
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iconic design that redefines the face of paris: artistic and technological
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Old December 14th, 2010, 01:02 AM   #1042
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No, that is architecture, this is hairy:

is it just me, or would that make a great topper for a building? lol
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Old December 14th, 2010, 02:25 AM   #1043
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It's just you I think.
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Old December 14th, 2010, 02:33 AM   #1044
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is it just me, or would that make a great topper for a building? lol
building with a wig hideous
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Old December 14th, 2010, 02:36 AM   #1045
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It looks like a giant mushroom No thanks!
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #1046
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13/12/10

Unibail-Rodamco reaches agreement to develop France's highest office tower



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On December 10, 2010, the Board of Directors of EPADESA approved the technical and financial terms
of the agreement towards the finalisation of the project with investor Unibail-Rodamco for the construction of the Phare office tower in La Défense.

The agreement will be formalised in the first quarter of 2011 in the form of a promise to sell the rights
to construct a 69 floor tower with a Gross Lettable Area of 125 000m2 as of 2012.

In 2006 Unibail-Rodamco entrusted Project Phare to the American architecht Thom Mayne for the
realisation of an iconic 300 meter high tower, an architectural symbol of the renewal of the La Défense
business.

In the heart of the La Défense business district between the Grande Arche and the CNIT, the Phare
Tower is one of the most ambitious Group projects both architecturally and in terms of environmental
standards. The Project aims to reinvent the traditional concept of an office tower and to create a real
link between the La Défense square and the Faubourg de l'Arche area in Courbevoie city. The total
investment cost before financial expenses is expected to be approximately 900 million Euros.
Project Phare expected to be delivered in 2016 will reinforce the Unibail-Rodamco Group’s historical
presence in La Défense which began with Project Cœur Défense and is today represented by the
Group’s ownership of the shopping centre les Quatre Temps, the CNIT complex as well as the
Majunga Tower (anticipated delivery end 2013).

Guillaume Poitrinal, CEO and Chairman of the Unibail-Rodamco Management Board states: “Both in
terms of its outstanding economic or environmental contribution and its immeasurable height, the Phare Tower will mark a new phase in the infrastructural landscape of the Île-de-France region. A real city within a city, it offers employees and visitors a level of comfort, design and services never seen before in the heart of a major architectural feature.

source : Unibail-Rodamco

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Old December 17th, 2010, 09:53 PM   #1047
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Thanks for both the good news and the 'diagram'. Very helpful
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #1048
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You're welcome chjbolton .

Here's an Xtra large rendering showing Phare in details:

http://www.pythagore.setec.fr/automne_modules_files/pmedia/public/r138_9_6.8-vue_07_visuel07.jpg

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Old December 20th, 2010, 01:49 AM   #1049
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Old January 27th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #1050
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Since this is one of the most interesting designs for me I spent some time today to look back into the french section thread for this tower, and I found something never posted on international. Cladding tests from february 2010. I think particurally for this one cladding is one of the most essential bits and renders never gave it to much justice. After seeing this pictures some may realise how unique this may be. Just look how different this cladding is from everything else:

february 2010




Really, quality architecture
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #1051
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New renderings found by Cyril:













http://www.morphopedia.com/projects/...lery/images/1/
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Old February 4th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #1052
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Incredible.... if the metallic skin is kept, we 'll have one of the greatest and iconic tower in the world, for sure. Imagine during a sunny day.... whaou

ps: I like the bullet time effect
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Old February 4th, 2011, 11:02 AM   #1053
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What a daring project. It's going to be the French cousin of London's Walkie Talkie.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 12:37 PM   #1054
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deconstrutivism is back...
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Old February 4th, 2011, 12:50 PM   #1055
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What a beautiful tower design If only our construction companies were so visionary. I hope it turns out as stunning as it looks in the render.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #1056
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What a daring project. It's going to be the French cousin of London's Walkie Talkie.
Although I love the 20 Fenchurch Street project, I cannot see the connection between the two of them...unless you're refering to the 'I hate it/I love it' controversy (), or just from an architectural point of view...

As Melb_SuperTall said, I hope Phare looks as stunning in the flesh as it is in those renders.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #1057
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You mean 'sisters' GoodBoisAwesome...It has already been said but just know that Bishopgate Tower and First Tower have something in common indeed, they come from the same Architecure agency (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates), that's why , but we're straying from the point so back on topic now...
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Old February 4th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #1058
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Its looks like a taco i think its great it will be iconic.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #1059
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I would say Walkie Talkie and Tour Phare will be brothers in the family of Eccentric Towers, and the Pinnacle is going to be a sister of Tour First in the family of Elegant Skyscrapers.

Anyway I'm happy that things are looking up for both London and Paris when it comes to development of skyscrapers.
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Old February 5th, 2011, 04:58 PM   #1060
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New rendering of Tour Phare, the design change a bit and it is far better.








I think this tower its a bit too difficult to digest at first , but the more i see it , the more i like it , its modern , its art-ish , its high , its unique , i mean they cant have gone wrong with this , so from the shock of the first time i saw it i can say now after a long while ; I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT
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