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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:50 AM   #201
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the tower is yet another example how renderings can be deceiving. compared to the pictures the result is disappointing indeed.
Well, it's not finished, yet...
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Old January 20th, 2010, 10:39 AM   #202
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nice!
but why not just add 15 storeys? no need to cut that 5 storeys' triangle.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #203
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Well, it's not finished, yet...
as if the cladding would change at the top ...


the whole project looks definitely better than before reconstruction though.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #204
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what an exciting 'reclad' I cant think of many towers that have had an height increase to almost double their original height. the possibility must have been designed into the original building
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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:05 AM   #205
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nice!
but why not just add 15 storeys? no need to cut that 5 storeys' triangle.
Perhaps they didn't want to add quite so much space as that would have done.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 03:45 PM   #206
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Looks great, I don't think the cladding is disappointing!
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Old January 27th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #207
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I actually love the cladding don't know why everyone is so disapointed about it..
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Old January 28th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #208
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This will look good with Generali
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 02:39 AM   #209
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 03:13 AM   #210
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Astonishing picture , thanks Cyril for it .

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 02:15 PM   #211
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je ne suis que le transmetteur densaga
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Old February 7th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #212
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A little older photo (25.01.2010):

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Old February 7th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #213
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I like the shape of the roof and think it fits in great with la defence. A great addition to the Paris skyline!
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Old February 7th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #214
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excellent skyline
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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:54 AM   #215
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what an exciting 'reclad' I cant think of many towers that have had an height increase to almost double their original height. the possibility must have been designed into the original building
It wasn't! they have made many structural reinforcements in order to support the aditional 20.000 tons and to prevent the tower to twist on itself and down, as its mass is shifted on one wing (the elevated one), it moves the center of gravity and with the elasticity of the concrete the tower structure can theoretically react like this.
In the foundations they added 1 meters thick and 15 meters high concrete walls. Also the walls of the core were thickened by 20cm, and to avoid "layering effect", that is to say a sliding motion between the two layers, these have been secured by imposing steel hooks, sealed in the original layer.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 05:00 AM   #216
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Fascinating! It had never occurred to me just how much would have to be done to the existing structure to prepare it for the addition.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #217
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nice nice.. I love La Défense, seriously mi favourite district in Paris,,,, but what about the antenna is it gonna have one or not?
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Old February 15th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #220
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