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Old February 5th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #1061
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The cladding-test i think look quite simular to the new skijump wind-screen in Oslo:

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Old February 13th, 2011, 07:24 PM   #1062
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New rendering of Tour Phare, the design change a bit and it is far better.
Obviously the hairs on the top got much thicker
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Old February 13th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #1063
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The "hairstyle" of this tower reminds me a bit of the one Bart Simpson has.


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Maybe we should nickname this tower: "the Bart Simpson Tower"?
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Old February 14th, 2011, 02:10 AM   #1064
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How about faux-hawk tower
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Old May 9th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #1065
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New pics (april 2011)






FULL SIZE ---> http://morphopedia.com/uploads/PHA_M...6_PEOPLE-l.jpg





http://morphopedia.com/projects/phare-tower
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Old June 8th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #1066
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Old June 9th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #1067
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This tower is gorgeous no matter from which side you look at it. It will be a jewel in the Parisian skyline
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Old June 9th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #1068
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The crown is awful. It looks like they started building a really huge building, but quit 2/3 of the way up. Actually, no, it looks like they didbuild something bigger, but the top was torn off in some kind of accident.

I have no complaints about the bottom 90% of the building, though.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 02:39 AM   #1069
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The crown is awful. It looks like they started building a really huge building, but quit 2/3 of the way up. Actually, no, it looks like they didbuild something bigger, but the top was torn off in some kind of accident.
Maybe thats exactly the effect they wanted to achieve? If I would have any complain about the crown it would be that the "hairs" might be a bit thinner, but I guess as it is now its enough complicated to construct.

For me personally this building is actually one of the very few (if not the only) towers that we actually can call an art. There are some "cool" towers around but this is somehow different league.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 02:43 AM   #1070
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Maybe thats exactly the effect they wanted to achieve? If I would have any complain about the crown it would be that the "hairs" might be a bit thinner, but I guess as it is now its enough complicated to construct.

For me personally this building is actually one of the very few (if not the only) towers that we actually can call an art. There are some "cool" towers around but this is somehow different league.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 03:36 AM   #1071
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The crown is awful. It looks like they started building a really huge building, but quit 2/3 of the way up. Actually, no, it looks like they didbuild something bigger, but the top was torn off in some kind of accident.

I have no complaints about the bottom 90% of the building, though.
+1. Why build something that looks damaged & scarred?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #1072
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Old June 10th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #1073
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I really hope this is not built for the sake of Paris. It looks so awkward, malformed and unattractive, everything that Paris is not!

I do however love the hermitage twin towers!
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Old June 10th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #1074
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Lol, my opinion is completely opposite. I actually think that hermitage is out of place. They are not bad towers, they just don't fir Paris in my opinion. Those are the towers one would build in dubai, china or maybe usa, but not in Paris. This city is recognized as a capital of modern, high quality art, and I think Tour Phare perfectly fits to that idea. In fact I don't think Tour Phare could be build anywhere else.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #1075
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It lacks elegance, but I admire it's ambition... The interior shots are like an impossible drawing come to life, but I can't help feeling the whole project is a bit arrogant.

Architecture in spite of rather than despite it's surroundings.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #1076
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amazing !
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Old June 10th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #1077
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When are they going to build it ? I've been waiting for a good 6 years since they broke the news of this Tower ?
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Old June 12th, 2011, 03:55 PM   #1078
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The crown is awful. It looks like they started building a really huge building, but quit 2/3 of the way up. Actually, no, it looks like they didbuild something bigger, but the top was torn off in some kind of accident.

I have no complaints about the bottom 90% of the building, though.
Must agree about the top....looks like something we learned about in biology....accidental tear indeed!
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Old June 15th, 2011, 06:37 PM   #1079
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The tower + the highest of France approved

The Public Institution Development Defence Seine-Arche (Epadesa) announced Wednesday it had approved the sale agreement for the construction of the lighthouse tower (300 m, 69 floors of offices) that will be in 2016 the highest in France.

The price of the promise of selling the rights to build this tower of 147,000 m2 (129,000 m2 of office space), allocated to investment property company (SCI) CNIT Development, belonging to the French property Unibail-Rodamco, n ' was not disclosed.

Work of the architect Xavier Bohl, this tower will surpass the First Tower (formerly Axa) that delighted last May in the Montparnasse tower as the tallest tower in France with 231 yards. It will be between the Grande Arche and the CNIT, in the largest business district of Europe, northwest of Paris, the statement said.
"We are delighted. This is a milestone in the development of defense," he told AFP spokeswoman Unibail-Rodamco.
The Lighthouse Tower is one of the first phase of the recovery plan of Defense decided in 2006 by Nicolas Sarkozy, then Chairman of Hauts-de-Seine.

In May, has signed with Epadesa Sogecap, the insurance company-life of Societe Generale, a deed for the construction of the tower D2. This tower with a total area of ​​54,000 m2 (180 meters high, 37 storeys), will rise on the current location of the building Bureau Veritas (10,600 m2) to be demolished.
The work of two towers have already started: Majunga (195 m high, 69 500 m2), also owned by Unibail-Rodamco, which should be completed in December 2013, and Carpe Diem (166 m, 47,000 m2) of insurers Aviva and Predica (Credit Agricole).

Two other towers should also see their construction to begin soon: Air 2 (200 m 82.000m2), the U.S. fund Carlyle, and that of Italian insurer Generali (92,000 m2).

oryginal version: http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/201...-approuvee.php


btw it says 69 floors, and 300 meters. Is this correct? Should we move it to the supertall section?
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Old June 15th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #1080
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"Work of the architect Xavier Bohl"

= dreadful mistake by AFP journalist...The architect IS Morphosis (Tom Mayne).
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