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Old October 1st, 2007, 08:55 AM   #1
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ZURICH | Prime Tower | 126m | 36 fl | Com

years of construction: 2008 - 2011

www.primetower.ch










view from the 36th floor:



Lounge on the 36th floor:




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Old October 1st, 2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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ZURICH | Prime Tower | 126m | 36fl | U/C

PRIMETOWER
126m | 36 Floors

Type:
Office-Tower*

*Restaurant/Bar at the 36th Floor and public area in the ground level

Location:
5th District near Escher-Wyss-Platz.
Next to S-Bahnstation Hardbrücke









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Additional Buildings:

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Old October 1st, 2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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nice I like it not tall but cool design
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Old October 1st, 2007, 08:59 PM   #4
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i like this building, the shape makes it very interesting. it will be a great addition to the westside.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:13 AM   #5
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It doesn't turn me on, but is it Zurich's tallest tower?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 02:30 AM   #6
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The design is plain but I like it.

Glass is always pleasent.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 10:27 AM   #7
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It doesn't turn me on, but is it Zurich's tallest tower?
The talllest in Switzerland for the moment. There are projects in Basle (154m) and Geneva (3 x 175m) but these aren't approved yet. I hope that they announce some 180 to 200m highrises in the area where this tower is going to be built...
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PRIMETOWER
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*Restaurant/Bar at the 36th Floor and public area in the ground level

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what kind of bar will it be?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:04 PM   #9
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Is it really already under construction?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:06 PM   #10
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Is it really already under construction?
Construction starts in 2008, but it's allready approved
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:33 PM   #11
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The talllest in Switzerland for the moment. There are projects in Basle (154m) and Geneva (3 x 175m) but these aren't approved yet. I hope that they announce some 180 to 200m highrises in the area where this tower is going to be built...

Quite tall projects for small/medium cities like Zurich or Basel!
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:37 PM   #12
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vr nice.. plain bt beautiful! who's the architect?
h&dm maybe??
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:48 PM   #13
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Quite tall projects for small/medium cities like Zurich or Basel!
Zurich Metro has around 1,5mio inhabitants, geneva around 700'000 and basle around 500'000.

Especially in Zurich it's unpractical to use the proper city population to compare with other citys.

But at the projects are quite tall for Swiss cities...
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 01:51 PM   #14
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vr nice.. plain bt beautiful! who's the architect?
h&dm maybe??
H&DM made a proposal but at the end the investors decided to realise the proposal by Gygon&Guyer (Zurich)
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 02:36 PM   #15
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The design is rather plain however the glass could save the tower. A nice simple shape and shiny reflective glass always work well together. Primetower, although lacking in height, should look quite nice when completed.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 03:33 PM   #16
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The design is rather plain however the glass could save the tower. A nice simple shape and shiny reflective glass always work well together. Primetower, although lacking in height, should look quite nice when completed.
The name Primetower references to the (by the investor so called) Prime-Location which means:
-The Tower is next to one of the busiest S-Bahnstations in Zurich
-with the S-Bahn 3 minutes away from the mainstation and therefore very near the heart of downtown AND only 3 minutes away from one of the busiest trainstations in Europe
-the tower is in the downtown area
-you can reach the airport Zurich Kloten (which is one of central Europes most important airports) in less than 15mins with the S-Bahn
-you are more or less next to the city-highway
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 03:41 PM   #17
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Zurich Metro has around 1,5mio inhabitants, geneva around 700'000 and basle around 500'000.

Especially in Zurich it's unpractical to use the proper city population to compare with other citys.

But at the projects are quite tall for Swiss cities...

Are you kidding me? I travel enough to Zurich or to Geneva and all over Europe to see how small or medium the Swiss cities are but there is nothing wrong about this, bigger doesn’t necessarily means better… The whole Switzerland has a population of 7.4 million people http://www.citypopulation.de/Switzer...ml#Stadt_gross (based on Swiss statistics) and only 5 cities have barely more than 100’000 inhabitants and no one above half a million so… But of course if your “metro area” extends to Biel or to Lugano counting all the cows in between you may then reach the values you are talking about.

As I said, great projects for these three towns!

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Old October 2nd, 2007, 04:00 PM   #18
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Are you kidding me? I travel enough to Zurich or to Geneva and all over Europe to see how small or medium the Swiss cities are but there is nothing wrong about this, bigger doesn’t necessarily means better…
I'm not kidding you

The point is that 80% of this 7,4mio live in a area of 40% of the country called "Mittelland" which is populated in ~ the same dense like the "Ruhrgebiet".

The table isn't correct at all (Geneva has over 200'000 inhabitants - Zurich over 370'000 in the proper city area)

There are other points that you have to attend when speaking about the size of the Swiss cities:
-the proper cities areas are mostly not according to the real city-boundaries which already gives a wrong image of the size
-Swiss cities are living from/for their agglomerations, which means that for example Zurich (talking about the proper city area now) a "day-population" (people working, "living" in the city but having home somewhere far outside) of up to a million (the numbers vary depending on the source)


but you're right that Zurich isn't same size a Tokio or London
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 04:48 PM   #19
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pretty futuristic. nice add for zurich.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 03:24 AM   #20
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I like it.it has an ordinary shape but still nice.
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