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Old July 2nd, 2010, 03:21 PM   #241
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I don't understand how it can ruin the skyline of Paris (considering not only Paris but the suburbs around), because in this case any skyscraper would ruin it. It's better to have them in a CBD rather than in a flat zone.

But I agree the skyline between the Grande Arche in La Defense and the Arc de Triomphe will be quite affected... Especially because the future Tour Phare (300 m tall) will be hidden...

I guess the best skyline will be from the Eiffel Tower. But we would lose the view of la Grande Arche and the perspective of the avenue to Paris.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 09:47 PM   #242
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I don't understand how it can ruin the skyline of Paris (considering not only Paris but the suburbs around), because in this case any skyscraper would ruin it. It's better to have them in a CBD rather than in a flat zone.

But I agree the skyline between the Grande Arche in La Defense and the Arc de Triomphe will be quite affected... Especially because the future Tour Phare (300 m tall) will be hidden...

I guess the best skyline will be from the Eiffel Tower. But we would lose the view of la Grande Arche and the perspective of the avenue to Paris.
Because the normal view of La-Defense was from the older area of Paris, and when these towers will be built- they will be in front of most of the older skyscrapers, and due to their height they will hide them.
It's like taking a picture of a few people and putting the 2 tallest ones in front of the others.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #243
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The building permit application will be tabled very soon (late july), all the remainings families (in the current buildings due to be demolished) should be relocated by the end of this year. The foundation stone is to be laid by Vladimir Poutine or Medvedev in august 2011 indeed. There will be a viewing platform available around the 30th floor where the restaurant & pool will be. Iskenderov's team wanted to locate it there as it's according to them, the best place to make the most of the parisian panorama. Indeed no matter where you stand on this floor, the whole view over Paris will be accessible without pressing one's face to the window*.

Finally, Emin Iskenderov said they won't add anything on HP's roofs, no spire, no antenna & stuff like that, the roofs will only be perfectly cleaned (this way there won't be any pointless debate about their real height...)

*To be honest with you, Iskenderov's explanation on this particular subject hasn't convinced me at all...I rather think that they deliberately refused to locate the viewing platform at the very top of the building to not DISTURB the future very well off residents who would have probably been put off by the incessant comings & goings of "tourists"...that's my opinion but I might be mistaken though.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #244
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Beautyful towers. Very tall and slender.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #245
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wow!!! I love it ..the sexy city of Paris deserves thousands of these towers..
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Old July 30th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #246
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 11:42 PM   #247
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Old August 4th, 2010, 01:46 AM   #248
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magnifique projet, sa va donner un peu de hauteur à la défense
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Old September 19th, 2010, 01:30 PM   #249
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New render!

Work to start: summer 2011

Delivery: late 2015/early 2016

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Old September 19th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #250
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looks great, now we just have to sit back and wait for it to rise
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Old September 21st, 2010, 07:56 PM   #251
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sounds pretty good
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 02:40 AM   #252
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I can't wait! In less than a year Paris could have a supertall under construction.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 12:10 PM   #253
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Thanks for your nice comments folks!

Furthermore, I don't know many skyscrapers whose sideways's view actually is the front view of the building(with the exact dimensions) but on the other way round (picture below):

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Old September 22nd, 2010, 05:29 PM   #254
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Thanks for your nice comments folks!

Furthermore, I don't know many skyscrapers whose sideways's view actually is the front view of the building(with the exact dimensions) but on the other way round (picture below):
yeah me neither. from the side it looks like SWFC (also from the side) though
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 11:08 PM   #255
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Amazing. When finished this will likely be to most impressive twintowers in the world.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:32 AM   #256
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Amazing. When finished this will likely be to most impressive twintowers in the world.
i dont think it will be more impressive than petronas at all.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 03:32 AM   #257
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Nah, the Petronas top these by quite a bit, but I think they can get the crown as the best twins in Europe. Also, I am quite amazed that these have so many floors for their height. 94 floors with only a 1060ft! The design definitly pulls note from the design of the Sama Tower in Dubai. Very nice for Paris!
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 03:55 AM   #258
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The towers are very beautiful. Norman Foster is a genus for me. All things he does have such an unique style.

And for those that say they wont fit into te landscape of Paris...I have to say that Paris is the PERFECT example of a well studied urbanistic developement.

It has a centre, very very big, and classic, that all of us know, and then, La Defense, in the right distance. Not too far, nor close of the ''midtown''. So what if they built this supertall in La Defense? There are many tall buildings there, its some kind of CBD, that's the ''meaning of life'' of La Defense, to be the place for building skyscrapers.

Do you remember that huuuuge vertical-city of 1,500 m that was purposed to be built in the very centre of London? That would be a real BAD EXAMPLE haha
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By the way...I love those crosses in the towers, they remind me of Bank of China in Hong Kong. If they do a good job with the illumination, like in the case of BoC, this towers will be one of the very best skyscrapers in Europe.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 05:51 AM   #259
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I can't wait! In less than a year Paris could have a supertall under construction.
Make that 2 supertalls
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 10:30 PM   #260
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These are old renders but I wanted to repost them for those who hadn't seen them before:

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