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Old March 12th, 2009, 11:49 PM   #121
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You are poor and jealous.

Amazing design and height!
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Old March 12th, 2009, 11:55 PM   #122
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According to the director of Hermitage, the financing is found and construction could begin in the end of 2010, but with crisis, I think that it is necessary to be wary of this date.
Sounds good. These towers are magnificent.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 01:47 AM   #123
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Old March 13th, 2009, 04:24 AM   #124
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i sorry to say this design is really ugly, i would prefer the old one as its has a "bridge" connected those two towers.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #125
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Hermitage signs financing for tower at La Defense

Hermitage, the French property arm of Russian group Stroimontage, reached an agreement on Wednesday with an undisclosed pool of banks for the financing of the Hermitage Plaza tower project located at La Défense business district in Paris. A Hermitage spokesperson would not reveal the amount of the financing, but the development of the scheme will involve an investment of over EUR 2 bn.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #126
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i sorry to say this design is really ugly, i would prefer the old one as its has a "bridge" connected those two towers.
What is the obsession with bridges between the towers?

The design would be worse for it IMO
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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #127
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2BN EUR. Pricey. Looks good though.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 08:29 PM   #128
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Better than the old design
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Old March 14th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #129
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Very impressive... especially the night-time rendering.
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Old March 14th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #130
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Presentation movie
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Old March 14th, 2009, 02:30 AM   #131
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Wilmotte french architect said at the MIPIM in Cannes that his tower, one of the selected project for the tour signal will be built in la Défense in the next years !
good news !
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Old March 14th, 2009, 03:10 AM   #132
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That should be posted in the general Paris thread, not here. This is the link to the general Paris thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...332767&page=98
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Old March 14th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #133
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huge project in an European city especially in France and during the crisis
well done Paris
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Old March 14th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #134
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I never thought I'd say this () but...congratulations Paris!
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Old March 15th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #135
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I don't like Paris with supertalls. It doesn't look good to me.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 02:43 AM   #136
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I don't like Paris with supertalls. It doesn't look good to me.
Paris already has a supertall since 120 years and no one seems to bother...

Anyway, the towers are located in La Défense which is not exactly near Notre-Dame. Personnally, I find them absolutely beautiful, exactly what Paris needs actually.

They are soaring, gracious, and I would even add feminine. This changes from the big masculine towers we've been used to in Paris and which indeed, doesn't fit the city well.

I do hope Nouvel's Signal Tower will be cancelled (and it should be the case knowing the bad shape of its investor). Signal Tower is too heavy, too large, too squared. If the Hermitage Plaza twins are built and the Signal Tower isn't, then I'll be the happiest in the world... Phare and Generali only being bonuses to me.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #137
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These are more like it. A bit derivative from McFosters but these are interesting and are a modern twist on the blocky La Defense environment.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #138
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I do hope Nouvel's Signal Tower will be cancelled (and it should be the case knowing the bad shape of its investor). Signal Tower is too heavy, too large, too squared. If the Hermitage Plaza twins are built and the Signal Tower isn't, then I'll be the happiest in the world... Phare and Generali only being bonuses to me.

Fingers crossed for this.Maybe we can even see Libeskind's proposal built,since it was proposed for the same site.This would be perfect!
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Old March 20th, 2009, 05:18 AM   #139
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I'm sorry but one thing no one seems to point out (or even notice) and which has always been considered an issue with LD is: the flatness of its 'roof'.
We really need a couple of spires and funky shapes I think. Foster's design will not only block the most important view (arguably perhaps, from the 'historical axis') of those new interesting designs which we, only recently, were offered, but his twins will elevate the so-called 'roof' to flatten the whole of LD even more.

Even though I don't hate them, sorry not to join the parade; their design is totally unfit for the location as far as architectural harmony goes. Turn it however you want but a 300 m wall isn't very welcoming. From the distance they will only crush the entire district. Nouvel's Signal NOW becomes a problem pretty much for the same reason.
LD seems destined to be bulky and inelegant.
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That one is defintely better than the old designs.
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