daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > City/Metro Compilations

City/Metro Compilations Help report active highrise/urban developments occurring in your city to the global SSC community.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old November 15th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #181
el palmesano
Roquetero
 
el palmesano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 53,810
Likes (Received): 19698

amazing pictures!!
__________________
el palmesano no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 1st, 2011, 07:25 AM   #182
mopc
Registered User
 
mopc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Santos Sao Paulo
Posts: 17,228
Likes (Received): 11815

Bridge over the Oyapok River, completed

mopc no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 02:30 AM   #183
el palmesano
Roquetero
 
el palmesano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 53,810
Likes (Received): 19698

oh great!
__________________
el palmesano no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 03:04 AM   #184
mopc
Registered User
 
mopc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Santos Sao Paulo
Posts: 17,228
Likes (Received): 11815

Does anyone have pictures of the French side roads, as well as the border structure?

It would be nice to see a border crossing between the European Union and Brazil!


One of the few pictures of the Brazilian side:



The border river can be seen in the background, thus France and Brazil in one picture

Last edited by mopc; December 2nd, 2011 at 03:11 AM.
mopc no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2011, 05:59 PM   #185
brisavoine
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: desconocida
Posts: 18,053
Likes (Received): 2346

Latest view of the Tour de la Pointe Simon in Fort-de-France by Skyhig.





A quick view of the tower to the left in the beginning of this video:
brisavoine no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2012, 02:07 AM   #186
Gaeth
Registered User
 
Gaeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Istanbul / Fort-de-France
Posts: 593
Likes (Received): 35

2012

Tour de la Pointe Simon in Fort-de-France (Martinique)









Gaeth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #187
hseugut
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 1,438
Likes (Received): 784

Sympa cette petite tour, elle s'intègre très bien à l'environnement
hseugut no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2012, 01:04 AM   #188
el palmesano
Roquetero
 
el palmesano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 53,810
Likes (Received): 19698

looks beautiful
__________________
el palmesano no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #189
brisavoine
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: desconocida
Posts: 18,053
Likes (Received): 2346

Some news about the bridge over the Oyapock River between France (French Guiana) and Brazil (State of Amapá). The bridge is now completed. Road access to the bridge on the French side of the border is complete, and the border checkpoint is complete, but the Brazilian side of the bridge is still... a mess. They are working on road access, and hope to connect the bridge to the Oiapoque-Macapá road by July. Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, would like to inaugurate the bridge in August. God only knows who will be the French president.

As for the road from Oiapoque to Macapá, it is still largely a muddy trail that takes 8 long grinding hours to reach Macapá. The Brazilians are working on it, but it is 5 years late due to corruption problems. The federal government has intervened to clean the mess and so they are now earnestly working on it with 1,500 workers paving the road, so they hope to have the road finally paved by 2013, although it seems a bit optimistic to me.



Picture of the Brazilian side of the bridge taken on August 2, 2011:
[img]http://i41.************/f4o2hf.jpg[/img]

The road from Oiapoque to Macapá, not yet paved:




French side of the bridge:
[img]http://i56.************/2nbf5v8.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i43.************/2lv0h0o.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i42.************/f0aiok.jpg[/img]
brisavoine no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #190
lebleuet
Registered User
 
lebleuet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 160
Likes (Received): 19

Le panneau "France" en pleine Amazonie me fait toujours marrer
lebleuet no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2012, 04:38 AM   #191
Gaeth
Registered User
 
Gaeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Istanbul / Fort-de-France
Posts: 593
Likes (Received): 35

Ouais c'est amusant j'avoue !

Some pics of the tower in Fort-de-France, it will be inaugurated in less than 100 days ..

(2 weeks ago)


(31st march)
Gaeth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2012, 01:14 PM   #192
el palmesano
Roquetero
 
el palmesano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 53,810
Likes (Received): 19698

really nice tower!
__________________
el palmesano no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2012, 05:57 PM   #193
Feanaro
Registered User
 
Feanaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 308
Likes (Received): 11

Quote:
Originally Posted by lebleuet View Post
Le panneau "France" en pleine Amazonie me fait toujours marrer
The sun never sets on France!
__________________
Ce qui ne nous tue pas, nous rend plus fort
Feanaro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2012, 07:37 PM   #194
Gaeth
Registered User
 
Gaeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Istanbul / Fort-de-France
Posts: 593
Likes (Received): 35

Youpi !
Gaeth no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #195
brisavoine
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: desconocida
Posts: 18,053
Likes (Received): 2346

A very interesting article in Paris Match magazine about the new bridge on the international border between France and Brazil. The title of the article, which literally means "Man walked from France to Brazil", is a funny wink at the famous comic-strip album On a marché sur la Lune (literally "Man walked on the Moon", known in English as Explorers on the Moon, and in Portuguese as Explorando a Lua).

[img]http://i47.************/2le3vxu.png[/img]

In the article we learn several interesting things, such as the new immigration route that has appeared from Haiti to France via Panama, Peru, then down the Amazone River and on to the bridge where Haitian immigrants ask the French border police for asylum in France. Apparently there are now about 1,500 Haitians near the bridge in Brazil, waiting to cross the bridge and ask for asylum in France. The article also explains how the bridge has solidified a border that until then was quite blurry in the mind of the local people, with the people in the Brazilian town of Oiapoque complaining about new restrictions and visas to reach the French shore, whereas in the past they could travel almost freely to the French shore. The article also reflects on the paranoia in French Guiana where people imagine that 180 million poor Brazilians are going to swarm French Guiana, while the Brazilian authorities in Oiapoque tell the journalist that the Brazilians these days are more likely to be affluent people flying to Paris and shopping in the ritzy Faubourg St Honoré than poor people trying to cross the French Guianese border.

Quote:
On a marché de la France au Brésil

Paris Match
14 janvier 2012

Au bout de la Guyane, loin de tout, un pont magnifique relie deux forêts désertes en attendant... d’improbables voyageurs.



Lorsqu’il se découpe enfin dans la brume et les vapeurs chaudes, coque élégante en suspension entre deux mondes, on songe d’emblée à « Fitzcarraldo ». A ces chimères dont l’Amazonie a toujours été grande pourvoyeuse et qui ne s’apprécient qu’à l’aune de leur démesure et de leur vanité. Le pont sur l’Oyapock, qui unit en un saisissant raccourci la France et le Brésil, appartient à ces épopées, à ces conquêtes aussi inutiles qu’indispensables. « Concrètement, humainement, économiquement, ce pont ne servira à rien », m’a prévenu, au départ de Cayenne, le chercheur Gérard Police, Guyanais depuis plus de trente ans et docteur en études brésiliennes. « Mais c’est un super outil diplomatique et géopolitique, un monument presque totémique destiné à être inauguré et célébré. »

L’inauguration, c’est justement là que le bât blesse. Il y a belle lurette que l’ouvrage proprement dit est terminé : le samedi 28 mai 2011, vers 22 h 30, les ouvriers de l’entreprise brésilienne Egesa, chargée de sa construction, ont opéré sans grand battage la jonction historique entre les deux tronçons du tablier. Pourtant, lors de sa prochaine visite en Guyane, le 21 janvier, Nicolas Sarkozy ne coupera pas, comme il en avait émis le vœu, le ruban ouvrant le passage vers un pays avec lequel nous partageons curieusement la plus longue frontière terrestre, plus de 700 kilomètres. La raison : pour qu’un pont fasse office de pont, encore faut-il qu’il soit raccordé à des routes dignes de ce nom. Or, si un ruban asphalté ondule bien sur les 200 kilomètres de forêt amazonienne entre Cayenne et Saint-Georges-de-l’Oyapock, notre ville frontière, côté Brésil, en revanche, la route menant à Macapa, seule ville d’importance, distante de 600 kilomètres, n’est sur une large portion qu’une simple piste mettant au supplice les dos comme les amortisseurs. « On peut comprendre que nos amis brésiliens aient souhaité n’inaugurer le pont que lorsqu’ils seront prêts, m’a confirmé Denis Labbé, le préfet de Guyane. D’après ce qu’ils m’ont dit, ils ont rencontré des problèmes de propriété foncière pour faire passer la route. Et maintenant que la saison des pluies a débuté, les travaux ne pourront démarrer qu’en juin. » En attendant une inauguration sans cesse reportée – le préfet évoque désormais le dernier trimestre 2012 –, la tentation est donc grande de prendre les devants. Et, sans la moindre modestie, de procéder soi-même à l’enjambement historique. Qui n’a, un jour, rêvé de faire le premier pas, de relier symboliquement la France et le séduisant Brésil, la vieille Europe et la fringante Amérique du Sud ?

On imagine repousser les frontières de l’imaginaire, entrer de plain-pied dans l’onirisme et, pourquoi pas, rencontrer des Indiens réducteurs de têtes : en guise de rite de passage, ce sont les policiers de la Police de l’air et des frontières (PAF), en tenue réglementaire, qui forment le comité d’accueil. Chaleureux, au demeurant. Même si le pont n’est pas ouvert à la circulation, le lieutenant Laurent Destenesse et le major Antoine Drouault ont reçu l’ordre, l’an dernier, d’abandonner les anciens bâtiments de Saint-Georges-de-l’Oyapock, la petite ville frontalière située à 6 kilomètres. Ils ont emménagé le 22 décembre avec leurs effectifs – 62 hommes et femmes, chiffre doublé en un an – dans les locaux construits à l’entrée de la plateforme. Ils y disposent d’un point de vue privilégié sur l’ouvrage, un pont à haubans de 378 mètres de long, suspendu entre deux pylônes culminant à 83 mètres. Une dizaine d’aubettes par lesquelles ne transite aucun porteur de visa, en gardent l’accès. Pour l’heure, c’est donc Fifille, une chienne bâtarde ayant adopté les policiers dès leur arrivée, qui en assure une surveillance débonnaire, sous l’œil intrigué de quelques paresseux et de serpents de passage. Il est probable que cette faune incontrôlable constituera longtemps l’essentiel du trafic. Car ce pont, dont la construction fut décidée en novembre 1997 lors d’une rencontre à Saint-Georges entre le président Chirac et son homologue Fernando Cardoso, a pour particularité de relier deux remarquables culs-de-sac : l’Etat d’Amapa, coupé par le delta de l’Amazone et qu’aucune route ne relie au reste du Brésil est au moins aussi éloignée des préoccupations de Brasilia que la Guyane de Paris. Les deux régions présentant en outre un profil parfaitement identique, on imagine mal une noria de camions transporter à grands frais de l’une ce qui fait sa principale richesse, le bois, que l’autre ne manquerait pas de lui renvoyer dès le lendemain, pour un coût tout aussi exorbitant.

[...]

http://www.parismatch.com/Actu-Match...Bresil-370627/
brisavoine no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #196
brisavoine
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: desconocida
Posts: 18,053
Likes (Received): 2346

Regarding the bridge proper, the article also tells us that it is fully completed, but that it sits idle because the Brazilian authorities have, to put it diplomatically, not been as diligent as the French authorities in building the access road to the bridge on their side of the border. Apparently they didn't properly evaluate the ownership of the land on their side of the border, so the building of the access road has been delayed, whereas on the French side the access road was completed already 2 years ago. The Brazilian should finally start building the access road this year after the end of the rainy season. The bridge is now scheduled to be opened to traffic in the last quarter of 2012, if the Brazilian access road is completed by then.
brisavoine no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #197
brisavoine
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: desconocida
Posts: 18,053
Likes (Received): 2346

An interesting Brazilian video report which shows the bridge and the strikingly different situation on both sides of the border. For all the talks of an emerging Brazil, the contrast between First World and developping world is still quite crude around the bridge. At least that's what the Brazilian journalists focuss on here.

In the beginning of the video until 0:55 you can see the 516 km of road from Macapá (the capital of the Brazilian state of Amapá) to Oiapoque on the French border. The road is still not fully paved, but they are working on it as you can see in the video.

Then from 0:55 to 1:14 you can see the access road to the bridge which is still a dirt track. Then at 1:14 they arrive at the bridge proper.

At 2:59 they enter French territory (French side of the bridge).

brisavoine no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #198
el palmesano
Roquetero
 
el palmesano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 53,810
Likes (Received): 19698

Quote:
Originally Posted by brisavoine View Post
while the Brazilian authorities in Oiapoque tell the journalist that the Brazilians these days are more likely to be affluent people flying to Paris and shopping in the ritzy Faubourg St Honoré than poor people trying to cross the French Guianese border.
and is the true haha


great post, thanks for that

great picture


Quote:
Originally Posted by brisavoine View Post
The Brazilian should finally start building the access road this year after the end of the rainy season. The bridge is now scheduled to be opened to traffic in the last quarter of 2012, if the Brazilian access road is completed by then.
great news!! it is sad that the road has not been built yet
__________________
el palmesano no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2012, 11:39 PM   #199
Minsk
Registered User
 
Minsk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Minsk
Posts: 8,479
Likes (Received): 1787

Foster + Partners to collaborate with Adrien Gardere on museum design in Narbonne

The new Musee de la Romanitee Narbonne is clean-lined and classic in form, its overhanging canopy casting welcome shade over a generous public plaza. This is the winning scheme in an international competition for the project, devised by Foster + Partners in collaboration with interior designer and museum specialist Adrien Gardere.

An expansive collection of over 1,000 ancient stone relief funerary blocks discovered in the local area will be proudly displayed within the museum, lending a personal edge to the French port’s archaeological history. The town of Narbonne is recognised for the vast quantities of ancient relics, archaeological sites and building legacies found in the local vicinity, with this latest museum dedicated to the exhibition of Roman artefacts.

Senior Partner and Head of Design at Foster + Partners, Spencer de Grey, explains: “We have been inspired by the setting, by Narbonne’s climate and by the city’s fascinating collection of Roman artefacts. The gardens will strengthen the connection with the canal and surroundings, and at their heart will be a simple, energy efficient museum building. All of the internal and even some external walls can be rearranged - its flexibility mirrors the line excavation site, a shelter to accommodate the exploration within.”

An intrinsic part of the concept is to break down the walls between the public and the archaeological work, bringing the residents of Narbonne into closer contact with their local history. As such, the barrier formed by the stacked funerary blocks separates the visitor space from the continuing work of researchers and archaeologists, with glimpses snatched of the two activity spaces through the mosaic of stone and light.

Supporting this permanent exhibition space are temporary display areas, a multimedia education centre and library, administration rooms, and restoration and storage facilities. This collective mass is engulfed in a leafy landscaped setting with a spacious public plaza, half of which is cast into shade by a concrete canopy roof which also provides thermal mass for the entire structure.

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...pload_id=19812



Minsk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 24th, 2012, 04:06 AM   #200
aml1006
...
 
aml1006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,565
Likes (Received): 355



Not bad, but reminds me a German Pavilion in Barcelona designed by Mies Van der Rohe
aml1006 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
france, suriname

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu