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Old December 17th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #1201
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I think it is like with experimental electronic music (or other tough art genres for that matter). It's sometimes hard to listen but when you'll find the beauty in, you will say there's nothing better Because infact I too realise that the shape of this building is a bit confusing, a bit tough one may say, but still the combination of the unique cladding, interiors and interesting way of relation with the surraundings makes me think there is something undoubtedly nice about this tower.
I agree. Judging this tower on its own by saying it's "pretty" or "ugly" is totally missing the point.

Tour Phare will totally change La Défense as a whole. The area marked by the Grande Arche, the CNIT and Tour Phare will become a point of centrality unique in Paris.

We have something similar about Hermitage in a way. There's the two towers, but there's also the commercial mall and the conquest of the banks of the Seine. Knowing this, it becomes almost impossible for someone truly loving Paris to be against such a project.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #1202
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #1203
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Say YES! to Tour Phare!

One of our forumers (ppierre) propose an online petition to support the project of Tour Phare.

It would be terrific if people from all over Europe and the world would sign it to show that the project affects a lot more people than just surrounding neighbours. We all suffer from nimbyism, let's show a global answer!

Here's a google translate link:
Say "yes" to Tour Phare

the dialog box is at the end of the page.

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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #1204
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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #1205
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I would describe Phare as one of those girls that is not particularly genuine beautiful
but nevertheless so interresting that you can't keep your eyes off of her
I was being positive here :P
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Old December 30th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #1206
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PLEASE SIGN THE FOLLOWING PETITION HERE



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Old December 30th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #1207
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has it not been approved yet? i thought it was already u/c lol what a great design

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Old January 5th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #1208
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Yes it's approved but the construction cannot start as long as all appeals aren't cleared.

However, the preliminary works (destruction of the current footbridge) should have already begun, but for almost 2 months now, the mayor of Courbevoie Jacques Kossowski (initially eager to see this tower rise), has refused for the second time in a row Unibail's proposal regarding the new footbridge...indeed for some reasons (elections...?), he said that Unibail Rodamco's proposals to guarantee the connection between the Faubourd de l'Arche & La Défense during the construction of the 'Phare Tower' were still unsatisfactory.

For people's welfare (sure...), the mayor does not want escalators & lifts but a street level gateway...incredibly, Unibail & Kossowski haven't come to an agreement so far & carry on wasting a precious time stupidly with what I call a 'detail'...

***Carry on signing the petition guys***
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Old January 18th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #1209
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OMG!!!!

Tour Phare is absolutely the definition of French Haute Coutre Design under architectural masterpieces! IF this one ever gets constructed and in this colour and such cladding and shape, it will certainly trigger a new trend worldwide among architects to build dazzling looking sophisticated buildings and not just a bunch of crap that we see in many places these days.

This will be not be just another tower, but A new tourist attraction for the area and for the city of Paris as a whole. I am just ...
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Old March 28th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #1210
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La Défense : Nouveau retard dans le projet de tour Phare

(LaVieImmo.com) - La construction de la tour Phare de la Défense, qui serait la plus haute d’Europe, est actuellement mise entre parenthèses pour « une banale histoire de passerelle », informe Le Figaro.

Le député maire UMP de Courbevoie, Jacques Kossowski, « souhaite qu’Unibail finance une autre passerelle » pour remplacer celle qu’empruntent chaque jour « 20 000 personnes » entre la Défense et Courbevoie. Le promoteur a tenté quelques propositions, rejetées par l’élu qui les a jugées « insuffisantes ». Le maire a même précisé au quotidien qu’ « au cas où la proposition ne serait pas améliorée, je m’opposerais à la destruction de l’actuelle liaison, ce qui empêcherait le début des travaux ».

Ce projet de tour risque donc d’être fortement retardé, surtout si l’on se rappelle qu’Unibail doit également attendre la confirmation de son permis de construire, « attaqué en octobre 2010 devant la justice ».


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Old March 28th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #1211
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sorry : that means the building of La tour Phare is delayed again because Jacques Kossowski ( UMP deputy mayor of Courbevoie ) wants Unibail build a another footbridge between La Défense to Courbevoie. (average : 20 000 passenger per day) to stand in for the current one that should be destroy to allow the building of the tower .

so ... it's the same problem since a long time ago ;.... and because the election are close now that should maybe move or not ... who knows ?
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Old March 28th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #1212
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Old March 28th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #1213
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I'll even help them build that thing if that's what it takes
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Old March 29th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #1214
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Old March 29th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #1215
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(LaVieImmo.com) - La construction de la tour Phare de la Défense, qui serait la plus haute d’Europe, est actuellement mise entre parenthèses pour « une banale histoire de passerelle », informe Le Figaro.

Le député maire UMP de Courbevoie, Jacques Kossowski, « souhaite qu’Unibail finance une autre passerelle » pour remplacer celle qu’empruntent chaque jour « 20 000 personnes » entre la Défense et Courbevoie. Le promoteur a tenté quelques propositions, rejetées par l’élu qui les a jugées « insuffisantes ». Le maire a même précisé au quotidien qu’ « au cas où la proposition ne serait pas améliorée, je m’opposerais à la destruction de l’actuelle liaison, ce qui empêcherait le début des travaux ».

Ce projet de tour risque donc d’être fortement retardé, surtout si l’on se rappelle qu’Unibail doit également attendre la confirmation de son permis de construire, « attaqué en octobre 2010 devant la justice ».


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As long as (forgot how to say that in French) they don't make a second Shard in Paris!

Moi, j'aime le Shard à Londre aussi bien, mais la même dessin pour Paris sera tellement tellement fou!
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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #1217
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Old March 30th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #1218
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As long as (forgot how to say that in French) they don't make a second Shard in Paris!
Hi there Charlotte,

As long as = 'du moment que' / 'aussi longtemps que' / 'tant que' (ça dépend du contexe) .

France is not used to copying other nations when it comes to architecture, so don't worry.

Shard is a beautiful building, but honestly I prefer Phare a lot more for many reasons (organic shape, one of a kind, amazing cladding, several different faces). Although some people criticize its design, I'm fairly sure that it will be Paris's new pride after the Eiffel Tower, once built it's gonna be a fantastic new kind of building to gaze at. It will be so iconic...

Regarding the footbridge, let's wait for the Elections to take place...Kossowski has been using this 'pretext' to show his electors how involved he can be regarding their 'welfare'...

That's a common behaviour...things are likely to evolve positively once the elections over. Furthermore, it doesn't change anything as 2 appeals need to be cleared before starting works. As mentioned in a previous post, the Court's decision will be known late 2012. Therefore, we must wait & see.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #1219
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One of the most beautiful towers in the world. I hope I will see it.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #1220
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Great, I really like this organic "coat" of the building. It will fit very well among the existing highrises, especially somewhat similar Tour T1.
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