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Old January 24th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #201
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 03:45 AM   #202
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Have they started with the constructions yet? If not when will they start?
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Old March 15th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #203
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Construction hasn't started yet, according to EPAD (La Defense Management & Development Office) building permit is due to be submitted by June.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #204
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the base seems to be tricking my eyes is it suppose to get bigger the higher it gets?
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Old March 15th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #205
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The shape of the top is exactly the same as the base's but rotated by 90°.

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Old May 10th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #206
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I like them but not sure about their position relative to the main cluster. Considering the symmetry of the buildings, its slightly ironic that they would appear to do the opposite to the look of the main cluster.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #207
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Hermitage world trade center lol La Defense's a little Manhattan
This looks REALLY bad- it ruins the entire skyline. The ideal position would have been to the left of the pic, behind the main cluster- so it would still be visible but not hide half of the skyline. This project has a nice design but it's HUGE compared to the rest of the towers.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #208
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They don't ruin the skyline. It's just a matter of habit.

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Have they started with the constructions yet? If not when will they start?
The construction is expected to start in may 2011.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #209
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They would have made a cool "gate" if they'd built them on both sides of the boulevard!
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Old May 13th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #210
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These towers are awful, they will ruin Paris and should never be built. I can't believe so many French people on this site support them just because they are tall . Hopefully the city council will put an end to such a freakshow.
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Old May 13th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #211
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They're definitely not awful, they're just misplaced
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Old May 13th, 2010, 08:38 PM   #212
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The twin towers are awesome, but I agree, maybe one on each side of the boulevard would be better
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Old May 13th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #213
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They're definitely not awful, they're just misplaced
And the shape, they look like legs, like something out of sci-fi. They should rename them Tours Hemerroid, or better yet cancel them
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Old May 13th, 2010, 09:01 PM   #214
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These towers are proposed for La Defense. That's a long way from central Paris, so why all the bother about them ruining Paris? They're too far away from the things that matter to threaten them. And if you want to see awful, I suggest you check out Paris's other big skyscraper proposals. They're much worse! Architecturally speaking, this is the only big Paris skyscraper proposal that's worth building, and I for one hope it goes ahead. I also don't think they're misplaced. I would perhaps have preferred if the side facing central Paris had been rotated 90 degrees so that the "slim tops" faced Paris rather than the "fat tops", but I still think the current arrangement is acceptable, and I also think it's better to have both of them placed on one side of the avenue rather than straddled across.

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Old May 13th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #215
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Nice buildings but don't fit there. Whole La Defence doesn't look good with that big gap in the middle. I think London does better job where to put tall buildings etc. ..so London's skyline will look fantastic in couple of years.. Paris won't match unfortunately . also Shard London bridge will be probably best looking skyscraper in EU if not in the world.
I too prefer London's projects, and also the fact that most of them are in the city centre. I think it's an exhilarating urban mix whereby you have contemporary skyscrapers a few minutes walk from a massive 300-year-old baroque cathedral (St Paul's) or medieval castle (the Tower). I relish the architectural "conversation" that will take place between the dome of St Paul's, the Shard's spire, the Pinnacle, etc. However Paris is right to keep all its towers in La Defense. The nineteenth century architecture of central Paris is more intact than London's, and it would be philistine to build towers in such a well preserved central district. Most of London's new towers are replacing ugly post-WWII concrete horrors. That's why what's appropriate for London is not appropriate in Paris. Even in London we have to be careful. We shouldn't build them in West London for instance, because it's generally well preserved and worth keeping that way.

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Please, stick to trolling your own threads, we don't care about London here!
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I think one should not judge the towers by some renderings. I bet they look really well when finished. And as La Défense is special, I think it deserves special towers and not only boring boxes. I personally love all the talles proposals for LD. IMO a very nice cluster.
And London and Paris should never be compared. London, Paris, Frankfurt and Manhattan are completely different with different styles and models.
So people should stop these comparisons and enjoy the first 300+ towers in Western Europe (finally).
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These towers are proposed for La Defense. That's a long way from central Paris, so why all the bother about them ruining Paris? They're too far away from the things that matter to threaten them. And if you want to see awful, I suggest you check out Paris's other big skyscraper proposals. They're much worse! Architecturally speaking, this is the only big Paris skyscraper proposal that's worth building, and I for one hope it goes ahead. I also don't think they're misplaced. I would perhaps have preferred if the side facing central Paris had been rotated 90 degrees so that the "slim tops" faced Paris rather than the "fat tops", but I still think the current arrangement is acceptable, and I also think it's better to have both of them placed on one side of the avenue rather than straddled across.
Hang on, this isn't about ruining the centre of Paris. We all (most of us on here) know that La Defence is some distance from Paris, this is about La Defence.
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Love em' Its looks the Sama Tower in Dubai x2. The more unusual the better!
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I think one should not judge the towers by some renderings. I bet they look really well when finished. And as La Défense is special, I think it deserves special towers and not only boring boxes. I personally love all the talles proposals for LD. IMO a very nice cluster.
And London and Paris should never be compared. London, Paris, Frankfurt and Manhattan are completely different with different styles and models.
So people should stop these comparisons and enjoy the first 300+ towers in Western Europe (finally).
You forgot the Shard.
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