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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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PARIS | NEW TOUR GAN | 275m | Canceled



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Hello eveyrone !
Paris La Defense is booming !

Here is an approved project for the big renovation of the Gan Tower :


Before: 180m


After: ~275m




(pics by Krapulax)

Skyline by metropolitan



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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #2
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A diagram of the project I made one hour ago.


Currently :


Great tower
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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:10 PM   #3
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It's a great tower already. It will be much more spectacular when rebuilt. Go for it!

Is it already approved? Any schedule made official so far?
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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #4
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Actually, its chances to be approved are low.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #5
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wow impresive after the axa the gan !
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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #6
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I am surprised how all these new towers got approved in Paris. This is the same Paris that caused a riot for IM Pei’s Pyramids??
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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #7
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I am surprised how all these new towers got approved in Paris. This is the same Paris that caused a riot for IM Pei’s Pyramids??
A riot for PEI's Pyramids
I never heard of it, most parisian don't care about these buiulding.

Most of these towers are approved, only this have low change due at the sybolic importance of this building.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #8
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Very nice design.. would love to see the old tower renovated!
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Old November 11th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #9
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Very interesting.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #10
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first Tour Axa and now Gan also....please renovate it!! Courbevoie needs some tall towers
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Old November 11th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #11
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With Generalli 318m, Gan 275m, Axa 240m, Air² 220m, T1 187m, Total 187m, Areva 184m, D2 170m, Carpe Diem 160m, Egee 155m and Adria 155m
Courbevoie have and will have the densest concentration of tall towers in Europe.
But we need more big tower.

In 2010 with high chance, Courbevoie could be in Greater Paris city limit.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #12
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Looks like an evil kingdome out of some sort of fantasy world.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #13
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I will say it once again - it's a pity that some examples of very good 70's architecture get facelift after which there's nothing left from the original building. This way some part of architecture's history is wiped away from city's landscape. Fortunately in the case of Tour Gan original shape of the building will remain similar. I only hope they won't change the cladding.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 11:11 AM   #14
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Looks like an evil kingdome out of some sort of fantasy world.
Totally agree, some towers look fantastic
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Old November 11th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #15
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NO END TO THE "lA DEFENSE" BOOM.

La Defense is growing very fast, many towers are approved end in design stage!

The future look of the skyline is criminal !!!!
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Old November 11th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #16
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Nice. I hope they will change the cladding though.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #17
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I will say it once again - it's a pity that some examples of very good 70's architecture get facelift after which there's nothing left from the original building. This way some part of architecture's history is wiped away from city's landscape. Fortunately in the case of Tour Gan original shape of the building will remain similar. I only hope they won't change the cladding.
I agree with you but we have a chance in Paris and in La Défense to keep many towers in the same aspect (being renovated).
Look at Ariane
http://www.swegon.com/upload/Referen...e/TourA400.jpg
Nobel
http://www.icade.fr/fo/image.do?id=274
http://monputeaux.free.fr/imagedujou...initiale02.jpg
or Europe
http://eras.free.fr/images/r/europe/europe1r.JPG
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Old November 11th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #18
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amazing!!!!!!!
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Old November 11th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #19
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Hm, the renovated Tour Gan would like nice, but the current Tour Gan already looks nice as well. Couldn't they just build a new tower with 275m in height and leave Gan as it is? I mean, there are other 70ies buildings that would need such a renovation more urgently...
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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #20
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I agree with you but we have a chance in Paris and in La Défense to keep many towers in the same aspect (being renovated).
Look at Ariane
http://www.swegon.com/upload/Referen...e/TourA400.jpg
Nobel
http://www.icade.fr/fo/image.do?id=274
http://monputeaux.free.fr/imagedujou...initiale02.jpg
or Europe
http://eras.free.fr/images/r/europe/europe1r.JPG
You meant that the towers on your pics will keep original facade or the concrete is going to be exchanged into glass? If the cladding is being changed, tower is not the same any more. To me the only thing that should be upgraded to modern standards, in some cases, should be just the interior. La Defense has some iconic towers that may look a bit out of time at the moment, but within next decade this architecture will be appreciated again, but then - it's gone forever.

A similar example is Stock Exchange tower in London. The concrete exterior has been replaced by trendy glass, instead of being cleaned up. The tower was unique. Now it looks like thousands of other office buildings in the world, and sadly to say - most people on SSC appreciate this change.
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