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Old March 14th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #761
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more like European union
He's probably mocking the articles themselves, since many of them do not consider Russia to be "Europe". That, and there are 3 Moscow towers currently U/C that will be higher than Hermitage.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #762
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He's probably mocking the articles themselves, since many of them do not consider Russia to be "Europe".
I consider Russia as Europe IMO, but usually, when I say Europe, I'm talking about the European Union. I don't really care about the rest.....
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Old March 15th, 2012, 12:23 AM   #763
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I love these towers... great for British architecture.. .
...I'm afraid you'll never change LondonFox, your ultra nationalism makes you mad...

You can take comfort by saying to yourself that Iskenderov hesitated between London & Paris to build his project.

ps: and your avatar...how provocative & 'lovely' of you, pauvre de toi...
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Old March 15th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #764
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Like the Shard is Italian architecture I guess. We live in a globalised world and honestly there's no such style factually named British architecture anyway.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #765
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True. I would welcome any great foreign architect in my city.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #766
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Yeah, what a nonsense to put a stamp on this project. Who cares ... you know what a girl would say: Oh my gosh, it looks gorgeous, totally gorgeous.

Ask the same girl who has been the architect: she says " Hell how should I know? Like I care". lol
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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #767
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Indeed, it's great. But brits seem to hate British architecture then.....
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Old March 16th, 2012, 02:55 AM   #768
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Can we talk about the tower!
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Old March 16th, 2012, 03:43 AM   #769
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Preposterous.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #770
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Ohhh, let him having... je ne sais... ().. since apparently he needs those stuff in order to...je ne sais pas quoi (??).



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Though it's fair to say that Norman Foster is a great architect, besides he's my favourite architect.

Now indeed, back on topic.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #772
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I wish William Van Allen was there to design a tower for Paris.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #773
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some work must have begun yesterday. any news?
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Old March 16th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #774
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I have a question for you, French people. What is it about you that brings out British knobheads?

Also cool towers. Slightly envious.
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I have a question for you, French people. What is it about you that brings out British knobheads?

Also cool towers. Slightly envious.
a real sense of TASTE?!

FYI: Without the FRENCH women, there would not have been any British or Brits today at all. It was thanks to the French during the course of History that England became England. The British Monarchs always married a beautiful French woman back in the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th century etc etc to have heir to their powers. In order to believe me, do some research yourself. Start with " Mathilde", with "Eleanor d'Aquitaine" and " Margaret" and "Isabelle D'Anjou" etc etc.

Even Ann Bolyn went to France to be educated and be back to seduce Henri the Eight and give birth to the most important Queen of the Empire, Elizabeth the 1st. So, Elizabeth too had French bloodline.

SEE?
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Old March 18th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #776
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a real sense of TASTE?!

FYI: Without the FRENCH women, there would not have been any British or Brits today at all. It was thanks to the French during the course of History that England became England. The British Monarchs always married a beautiful French woman back in the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th century etc etc to have heir to their powers. In order to believe me, do some research yourself. Start with " Mathilde", with "Eleanor d'Aquitaine" and " Margaret" and "Isabelle D'Anjou" etc etc.

Even Ann Bolyn went to France to be educated and be back to seduce Henri the Eight and give birth to the most important Queen of the Empire, Elizabeth the 1st. So, Elizabeth too had French bloodline.

SEE?
You seem to have taken me quite seriously. I was making a joke with my good old British sense of humour. But if I can't seriously let what you've said without making a couple of points.

I've been to Fontevraud Abbey and seen Eleanor d'Aquitane's tomb. Where she is entombed next to her husband, Henry II, and her son, Richard I. She was of course previous married to King Louis VI of France but had the marriage dissolved on the grounds of consanguinity. All very interesting.

And why are two kings of England entombed in Fontevraud? Because large parts of France were ruled by England at the time. But more to the point modern conceptions of England and France wouldn't have existed at the time. God, France as a nation has only really existed as an idea since the French revolution.

I still like the Hemitage Plaza though. And French people by and large. You have funny accents and it makes me laugh. And explaining English stuff to French people is always fun. Like what does posh mean (harder than you would think to explain) and why do we have separate hot and cold taps on sinks (god knows).

EDIT: Sorry for this post. It was unnecessary. I'd be happy to have a debate about this stuff and I find it all very interesting - but here is neither the time nor place.

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Old March 18th, 2012, 04:57 AM   #777
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And why are two kings of England entombed in Fontevraud? Because large parts of France were ruled by England at the time.
It's rather the other way around. England was ruled by French overlords. Richard Cœur de Lion, the son of Eleanor d'Aquitaine, only set foot once in his life in England, for his coronation, and otherwise spent his entire life in France and Palestine.
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God, France as a nation has only really existed as an idea since the French revolution.
Ever heard of Joan of Arc? The idea of a French people long predates the French Revolution.
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some work must have begun yesterday. any news?
Work will begin very soon. Hermitage sent a letter to the neighbors last Thursday.



On Friday they were already preparing the building that is going to be demolished, much to the displeasure of the opponents of the project, who are enraged.












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Old March 18th, 2012, 05:36 AM   #779
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Thank you brisavoine, for getting this thread back on track Let's enjoy the Hermitage Plaza and stay on topic, okay guys?
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Old March 18th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #780
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I want those eyesores to disappear so bad...first step: asbestos removal!


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