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Old January 8th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #41
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i think this tower is great, but for cities like toronto or sidney, but for paris? i think paris needs some more traditional than this building.

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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:10 AM   #42
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Hmm.

I know about all those projects because I'm looking through them every single time they come up in this part of the forum. Most of them are indeed proposed which is quite sad. Except for the new Axa one which is almost finished and this 100m tower but I forgot the name of it.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 01:15 PM   #43
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Sorry then...lol The 100m tower you're thinking about must be the "Tour Mozart".The other projects are "proposed" indeed but as I previously said,on 18 January many of them should be officially validated.
I dunno whether you understand french a bit or not but just in case here is an article added yesterday by a french comrade (Cyril) http://www.challenges.fr/magazine/st...financire.html.

The most important bit being:

"Ce grand chantier du quinquennat - dont Jean Sarkozy a failli hériter - connaîtra un coup d'accélérateur le 18 janvier, avec la validation par l'Epad, l'organisme de gestion du quartier d'affaires, de plusieurs projets grandioses.
Le dossier le plus avancé est celui des deux tours Hermitage, hautes de 323 mètres - 2 de moins que la tour Eiffel -, construites par le jeune promoteur russe Emin Iskenderov : 540 appartements à 12 000 euros le mètre carré, 35 000 mètres carrés de bureaux, un centre commercial, six restaurants, une galerie d'art contemporain, une salle de spectacles. Ce projet estimé à 2 milliards d'euros est «financé par un pool bancaire européen très solide», se croit obligé de préciser l'Epad.

Projections: parmi les autres dossiers en cours de validation, la tour de 38 étages "Carpe Diem" de l'assureur Aviva, qui réalise déjà les études de sol, ou la "D2", étrange construction en forme de cornichon. Sans compter les rénovations et les opérations de démolition-reconstruction des tours "Descartes", "Generali", "CB21", "Majunga", "First", "Air2"... «La crise nous a fait perdre dix-huit mois, mais les projets ont avancé. Le temps de financer, signer, construire, et il y aura 450 000 mètres carrés supplémentaires d'ici à 2015», explique la porte-parole de l'Epad. Quelques rares projets sont restés en plan, telle la tour Signal, l'emblématique gratte-ciel de Jean Nouvel."

PS: "coup d'accélérateur le 18 janvier" means roughly "speeding gear on 18 January".If you need some more help to translate,just let me know.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #44
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The model that Minato Ku posted looks a lot better than the render. Nice tower
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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #45
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The building permit.


The place where the tower will be built.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #46
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Sweet. So it's approved for sure. Preparation maybe?
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Old August 29th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #47
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If there is a building permit, the tower is approved for sure.
The preparation does not started yet, the area is like that since the demolition of an old residencial complex in 2005.

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Old September 19th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #48
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Majunga by night

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Old October 26th, 2010, 02:41 AM   #49
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'Majunga Tower' to start soon!

Well, nobody seems to care but work is to start very shortly now. Today indeed, Philippe Chaix, the Epad director (organization running La Défense's district) took stock of the Plan de Renouveau de la Défense & announced that 'works will be launched in the next few days'.

http://www.defense-92.com/lesnewsdeladefense.html
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Excellant. This will be quite a nice edition to the Paris skyline!
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Old October 27th, 2010, 01:15 AM   #51
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Majunga's site as it is now:


Pic taken yesterday by Spoudzi

More pics available here ---> http://www.defense-92.fr/
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Old November 30th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #52
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Majunga Tower in the starting-blocks!

Launched by Unibail, the construction of the 194m skyscraper will start late January in La Défense.

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UNIBAIL RODAMCO (UNBP.PA: Quote) Europe's biggest listed property group will start
construction of the Majunga tower in Paris' La Defense business
district in late January, newspaper Le Figaro reported, without
citing sources. [UNBP.PA]
http://af.reuters.com/article/energy...6AS26120101130

An article in french:

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Unibail aura beaucoup tergiversé mais finalement la société foncière a pris sa décision : selon nos informations, elle va bientôt entamer la construction de la tour Majunga à la Défense. Concrètement, les travaux commenceront fin janvier. D'ici là, le 16 décembre, le groupe connu surtout pour être le leader européen des centres commerciaux aura racheté définitivement les droits à construire à l'Epadesa (Établissement public d'aménagement de la Défense Seine Arche).

Une avancée symbolique pour le plan de renouveau de la Défense, qui prévoyait la construction d'ici à 2015 de 300 000 m² d'immeubles neufs et de 150 000 m² issus de la démolition-reconstruction de gratte-ciel. En effet, les opérations de démolition-reconstruction ont commencé depuis un moment. La tour First, construite sur la tour Axa, sera livrée mi-février 2011. Avec ses 231 mètres, cet IGH (immeuble de grande hauteur), qui comporte 41 étages sur une surface de 86 700 m², sera le gratte-ciel le plus haut en France.


Une grande première

Parallèlement, les assureurs Aviva et Predica ont lancé en octobre l'édification de la tour Carpe Diem. Construite à la place d'un petit immeuble de France Télécom, cette tour de 45 000 m² sur 38 étages s'élèvera à 166 mètres. Sa livraison est prévue en novembre 2012. Résultat, l'objectif des 150 000 m² réalisés avec de la démolition-reconstruction sera tenu.

En revanche, crise oblige, aucun investisseur ne s'était risqué jusque-là à lancer une tour à partir de rien. Peut-être à cause des coûts, estimés à 400 millions sur cette opération. «En tout cas, avec Majunga, Unibail sera le premier à aller dans cette direction», estime Philippe Perello, le président du cabinet de conseil en immobilier d'entreprise Knight Frank. Même si ce bâtiment ne va pas battre des records. Il ne sera ni particulièrement haut (194 mètres, soit 44 étages) ni particulièrement riche en surfaces de bureau (69 500 m²).

Le pari architectural signé Jean-Paul Viguier est plus original. Sur l'un des côtés de la tour, la façade est biseautée avec un mouvement en forme de vague. Et sa date de livraison, en 2013, tombera au bon moment, c'est-à-dire «à une période où il y aura plutôt une pénurie de mètres carrés à la Défense», précise Philippe Perello. En clair, Unibail ne devrait pas avoir trop de soucis pour trouver des locataires de sa tour.

Autre projet à la Défense qui pourrait connaître un coup d'accélérateur : les tours jumelles du groupe russe Hermitage. Un projet pharaonique de 2 milliards d'euros pour lequel un financement se dessine. «Nous avons signé des lettres d'intention avec un pool de banques pour nous faire financer 700 millions d'euros, affirme Emin Iskenderov, PDG d'Hermitage. D'ici la fin de l'année, le contrat définitif sera conclu.»


Last paragraph says:
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' Other project in La Défense that might speed up: the Twin Towers by russian group Hermitage. A pharaonic 2 billion € project for which financing is taking shape. 'We signed letters of intent with a bank pool for us to be able to finance 700 millions €, Emin Iskenderov (Hermitage CEO) asserts. By the end of the year, the definitive contract will be concluded.'
http://www.lefigaro.fr/societes/2010...ing-blocks.php
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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:47 PM   #53
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Old December 9th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #55
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According to our comrade Mohamed6 (PSS), a mechanical digger as well as a 'Transloco' (not sure what it is...must be some kind of big truck I guess) are now on site...they arrived today!

Work is very likely to start next monday...


PS: we'll be posting a picture next tuesday I guess.
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Old December 9th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #56
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Old December 14th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #57
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Work has well & truly started!

As announced last week, work has now begun on site.

Pics taken by Spoudzi yesterday:









http://www.defense-92.com/majungalesphotos.html
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Old December 18th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #58
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New renderings!







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Old January 5th, 2011, 01:29 AM   #59
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Hey Jex, what does "La Defense" mean?
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Old January 6th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #60
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Hi danielip,

It literally means ' the defence' and refers to the below statue which was erected to the glory of soldiers having defended Paris during the 1870 franco-german war.

La Défense was born roughly 50 years ago. It was created from A to Z and replaced slums & farms(it's hard to beleive but yes, La Défense used to be a slum... )


'La défense de¨Paris' 'statue

Hope it helps dude!

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