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Old July 22nd, 2011, 11:26 PM   #61
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 12:02 AM   #62
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:48 AM   #63
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Pics taken by Spoudzzi on 25th:







Plenty more here ---> http://www.defense-92.com/carpediemlesphotos.html
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Old July 30th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #64
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Old August 6th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #65
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A couple of interesting pictures extracted from an old video showing the Boulevard Circulaire's planning:





VIDEO http://www.projetsdecourbevoie.fr/am...rd-circulaire/
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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:11 PM   #66
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Some pics taken by me on august 18:

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Old August 24th, 2011, 01:17 AM   #67
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This thread does not have the attendancy it deserves... Whatever...

Many thanks Trademarc, your pics are brilliant . Carpe Diem is taking shape, I particularly love those massive columns!

Here are a few pics taken by Spouddzi yesterday:











More pics ---------> http://www.defense-92.fr/carpediemlesphotos.html

PS: many thanks once again Trademarc for your contribution!
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Old August 24th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #68
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Lol, La Defense looks like a mess in terms of street planning. Maybe its just those pictures?
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Old August 25th, 2011, 08:17 PM   #69
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This thread does not have the attendancy it deserves... Whatever...

Many thanks Trademarc, your pics are brilliant . Carpe Diem is taking shape, I particularly love those massive columns!


PS: many thanks once again Trademarc for your contribution!
De rien
It was fun shooting it. Unfortunately I'm a little too far away for shooting updates regularly. I'm confident that construction will be getting very interesting in a couple of months. A nice quality impuls for La Defense. I will keep following your updates
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Old August 25th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #70
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Lol, La Defense looks like a mess in terms of street planning. Maybe its just those pictures?
Actually I think things are pretty well arranged there. Traffic and pedestrians are mostly situated at different levels. The esplanade (if I use the right term) is only accessible by foot, which gives it a releatively quiet atmosphere. Motorized vehicles, metro etc. are situated underneath and around it, same for parking spots. As far as I can judge it's definately not a mess. So must be the pictures.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #71
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It was fun shooting it. Unfortunately I'm a little too far away for shooting updates regularly. I'm confident that construction will be getting very interesting in a couple of months. A nice quality impuls for La Defense. I will keep following your updates
You're right Marc. When the tower starts to get its distinctive silhouette & its first glazing panels, people will be following the construction with of lot more attention I guess. Actually I think that it's already starting to be very interesting (with the pouring of the mighty columns among others).

As you're far from Paris, I'll try my best to update this thread regurlarly for you & our comrades (at least once a week).

Regarding the street planning Zapor (& to complement Trademarc's explanations), just know indeed that La Défense is built on a slab, therefore there's an important gap between the buildings & the traffic lanes. Furthermore, there are many works going on, not only constructions of new towers but also the Boulevard Circulaire planning; which represent the biggest investment from the EPADESA (organization running La Défense), aimed to make the traffic easier in terms of connections and access. Its goal also is to create an urban unity with the surroundings & to develop shops, wide pavements (pedestrians) & cycling lanes. There are already 2 new towers under construction (Carpe Diem & Majunga), D2 is about to start as the existing building (VERITAS) is almost totally demolished, the Tour Eqho (former Descartes, opposite Carpe Diem tower) is being entirely renovated both externally/internally & a huge structure (next to D2) is being constructed to allow the storage of equipment & machines for D2 Tower(171m) & AIR2 Tower (202m) whose works are going to start very soon with the demolition of the Aurore Tower (future AIR2 site). So, given it all, I won't call the street planning 'messy' either...

Here's a interesting website showing the new Boulevard Circulaire & Carpe Diem/D2 ----> http://www.projetsdecourbevoie.fr/am...rd-circulaire/
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Old September 1st, 2011, 10:24 PM   #72
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Second column completed, the 3rd one is on the way .

















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Old September 3rd, 2011, 10:18 PM   #73
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what an awesome construction site
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 10:51 PM   #74
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Nice, is the tower next to it getting a reclad?
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Yes the tower next to Carpe diem, Tour Eqho is getting a reclad.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #77
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That's pretty soon, wasn't this tower finished something like 15 years ago?

Btw, when I was there, it showed hardly any activity there. Looking at Jex pics it looks like nothing changed since.
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Hello guys!

Actually, work is progressing nicely on the EQHO Tower (former Descartes) & there's definitely some activity on site. Here's its thread :

----------> http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...2#post83489292

The Descartes tower was completed in 1988.

I'll post some new pics of Carpe Diem in the week guys!

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Old September 5th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #79
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Update by Spoudzzi

Pictures by Spoudzzi taken yesterday:









A lot more pics on Spoudzzi's website ------> http://www.defense-92.fr/carpediemlesphotos.html

PS: Spoudzzi takes pictures of all the construction sites in La Défense every monday & he posts them on his website around 1am on tuesdays.

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