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Old June 18th, 2008, 11:51 AM   #61
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Yes you're right, the mayor of Paris , Bertrand Deolanoe, would like to see some sckyscrapers being built in the city of Paris. He would like to see them closed to the gates of the city. For the moment, a building cannot be taller than 35 meters in the city center, there is a project to change the borders of Paris, it could have the effect to supress this law and to see more skyscrapers in ILE DE FRANCE (metro paris) and especially in Paris. But it's just a PROJECT and in France it's always very hard to make a change

Sorry about my english.... I'm too lazy today to think about it
I wouldn't be so optimistic. The 35m limit could be expanded too .
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Old July 26th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #62
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Wow, this one of the most sexy designs I have seen so far! It almost looks like a parisian woman standing tall!
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Old August 17th, 2008, 12:05 AM   #63
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That's a lot of 'movement' for a building
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Old August 17th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #64
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Very impressing towers. They'll be fine addition to Paris skyline!
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Old August 17th, 2008, 04:41 AM   #65
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If built, this will become the biggest ugly thing in Paris. No kidding, someone had a problem with aesthetics when designing that grotesque skybar on top, the 50's facade or that awkward v-shaped bridge.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #66
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This one is great and the design fits very well into Paris' skyline...
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Old August 26th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #67
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i love those towers. Very urban.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #68
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Those towers have nice design. I hope to built them too
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Old September 5th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #69
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Cooperation between Architect and Investor has ended ..

So , probably the tower will be back soon with a new architect and of course a whole redesign .
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Old September 6th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #70
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it's rejected, won't be built
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Old September 6th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #71
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it's rejected, won't be built
That's a shame ...
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #72
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What..? Skyscrapers in l'Ile de France? Say it ain't so...

I thought that was what La Defense was for... to herd all these skyscrapers together into one cohesive skyline. Part of the visceral power of Tour Eiffel is that it stands alone, with nothing around it to detract. Same with the view of Notre-Dame as you're coming down the Seine.. and now the mayor wants to build a skyscraper or two behind it?

I sincerely hope we're being punked.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #73
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That's a shame ...
The skyscraper is not rejected, it is the architect and design that change.
Some rumors say that Cesar Pelli is the new architect.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 03:38 AM   #74
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Yeah since September a few things changed, the project is maintained but it will be a different, unknown yet, design.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 03:15 AM   #75
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What..? Skyscrapers in l'Ile de France? Say it ain't so...

I thought that was what La Defense was for... to herd all these skyscrapers together into one cohesive skyline. Part of the visceral power of Tour Eiffel is that it stands alone, with nothing around it to detract. Same with the view of Notre-Dame as you're coming down the Seine.. and now the mayor wants to build a skyscraper or two behind it?

I sincerely hope we're being punked.
Relax , there will never be skyscrapers in Central Paris .

Most of them are in La Défense CBD district (in which these towers are gonna be)
There is also some projects to build ones around the city , near the beltway.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 04:03 AM   #76
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So it's just a redesign and the project isn't cancelled...because i was afraid that they'd cancel what I think would be one of the best projects that Paris has seen...
maybe the architecture isn't that great, but I think that the idea for this project is great, a mixed-use project that includes residential space too, because LD definetily needs some residential towers , and not just office towers to bring in a higher feeling of urbanity into the district.

But since Minato Ku and Matthieu said that it's just a redesign, I hope that the new design will be better than the last one, which I don't think was so bad either, and that they will stay with the twin tower design.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #77
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Relax , there will never be skyscrapers in Central Paris .

Most of them are in La Défense CBD district (in which these towers are gonna be)
There is also some projects to build ones around the city , near the beltway.
I so hope you're right about that. Here's what I was reacting to, a few posts above mine.

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P.S i read on Spiegel Online that the mayor of Paris is thinking about allowing highrises to be built in the historical center of Paris again
Now, is it just me, or does anyone else think that highrises and/or supertalls outside of La Défense diminish the landmarks that are already there, e.g., Eiffel, l'Arc de Triomphe, etc.?

I remember wandering the streets on the right bank back in 1980, not quite sure where I was in relation to any of the better-known tourist attractions, and then I turned a corner and suddenly saw a plaza in front of me, and on the far side this audacious glass building with colored pipes running in and out of it (if memory serves) in a very Bauhaus fashion. This was of course the Pompidou center. I quite enjoyed the shock and the audacity of it, but I think I would not have done quite so much had the building been taller.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #78
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According to the french magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, Norman Foster has been chosen by Hermitage :

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La Défense: Au tour de Foster!

Alors que de lourdes hypothèques pèsent sur l'avenir de nombreux projets de construction, le promoteur russe Hermitage continue à développer son étrange concept de tour jumelles très (très) haut standing. Un projet confié à Norman Foster.
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http://parisobs.nouvelobs.com/articl....html#section1
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Old November 27th, 2008, 09:24 AM   #79
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I so hope you're right about that. Here's what I was reacting to, a few posts above mine.



Now, is it just me, or does anyone else think that highrises and/or supertalls outside of La Défense diminish the landmarks that are already there, e.g., Eiffel, l'Arc de Triomphe, etc.?

I remember wandering the streets on the right bank back in 1980, not quite sure where I was in relation to any of the better-known tourist attractions, and then I turned a corner and suddenly saw a plaza in front of me, and on the far side this audacious glass building with colored pipes running in and out of it (if memory serves) in a very Bauhaus fashion. This was of course the Pompidou center. I quite enjoyed the shock and the audacity of it, but I think I would not have done quite so much had the building been taller.
I agree that highrises in the old centre of Paris would be a bad idea.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 07:40 PM   #80
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The Hermitage Plaza tower will be unveiled to the public for the first time, on Wednesday 11 March 2009.
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Demolition & reconstruction operation
Planner: EPAD
Investor & promoter: Hermitage
Architect: Norman Foster
Floor area: 250,000 m2 of which 150,000 m2 residential, 35,000 m2 a hotel, 30,000 m2 offices and 35,000 m2 retail
Height: 323 m
Location: La Défense 1
Delivery date: 2014
Surveys in progress
http://www.seine-arche.fr/images/ima...rogmipim09.pdf
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