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Old May 20th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #101
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It's funny how their respective supertall have not the same meanings.

As Tour Phare tries to grab attention, marginalised away in a metropolis that has forgotten its hinterland, LBT is seeking to fit in the spire and dome romantic depiction of the european cityscape, that is not really London.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 12:43 AM   #103
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It's funny how their respective supertall have not the same meanings.

As Tour Phare tries to grab attention, marginalised away in a metropolis that has forgotten its hinterland, LBT is seeking to fit in the spire and dome romantic depiction of the european cityscape, that is not really London.
I thought London was supposed to be a city of spires?

LBT is designed to be sympathetic to Wren's spires. But it will end up being the biggest and best spire of all It fits in, yet makes a huge statement at the same time, that London is a city of the future just as much as it is a city of the past.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #104
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La Défense has finally chosen Jean Nouvel monolith tower for its Tour Signal competition.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #105
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Hmm, I'm quite suprised by that. i thought that after Ferrier's, Nouvel's was the worst project. At least the inside looks good though, I would like to see that when it is finished.

So what are the chances that either Foster or Libeskinds towers will be built too, because frankly I felt they put the others to shame, and I know it has been said that more could be built?
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Old May 27th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #106
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Libeskinds, no one because it was exaclty in the same place that Nouvel tower.
Foster tower has better chance to be build.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #107
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Libeskind had a very interesting design and it would have been good to see it implemented, it's a shame La Defense has once again missed out on the better design.

But, if La Defense doesn't want it, I'd be happy for it to go in Canary Wharf!
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Old May 27th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #108
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Due at the height limit it can't.

Well i am sure that there is many interresting places in Paris for this tower.
Saint Denis want build new towers or in Eastern Paris where they want build a new big business district like La Defense.

Please Libeskind tower stay in Paris,
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Old May 27th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #109
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Even in Central Paris, with A LOT of chance (Delanoë, on compte sur toi / we are with you)
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Old May 27th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #110
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Paris trumps London once again.

Those atriums beat our paltry efforts.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #111
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Paris trumps London once again.

Those atriums beat our paltry efforts.
Yes, the inside certainly is nice. But for what is supposed to be La Defense's premiere project, the outside leaves a hell of a lot to be desired. I don't even think it was the best internal space on offer in the competition, I'd go with Foster and his atrium for that.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #112
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Wow, they've done it again...chosen a HIDEOUS design for La Defense.

Skyline suicide IMO.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #113
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Paris trumps London once again.

Those atriums beat our paltry efforts.
Because La Defense has quite a large resident population, Developers/architects were "forced" to please them as much as they can.

Basically what CW may have in the future.
Not sure about the City as they keep a strong line against any increase in resident numbers.

20Fc may have a superb roof garden but I really doubt it will be open to the public.
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20Fc may have a superb roof garden but I really doubt it will be open to the public.
20FC will not only be open to the public, but free as well, at least at first.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #115
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This has a real understated class that echos the design of the Grande Arche but really pulls La Defense into a new era. It also is a good counterbalance to the Phare one across the plaza.

The depth of detail in the atriums will be immense thanks to the award winning architect. This is the type of tower Canary Wharf especially should be striving for- corporate yet incredibly stylish at the same time and not just a funky shape or a standard glass box just for the sake of it.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #116
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Even in Central Paris, with A LOT of chance (Delanoë, on compte sur toi / we are with you)
Delanoe's all talk. He'll never allow towers to be bult in Paris. He'd be too scared of upsetting his bobo base.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #117
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La Défense has finally chosen Jean Nouvel monolith tower for its Tour Signal competition.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #118
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They are crazy! That is by far the worst design. They should have gone for Libeskind.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #119
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La Défense skyline by 2015 with all the known projects (original photo by Cyril)



and here with the serious project Ferrier/Hermitage (<= who wants to build it although they lost the Signal concours)

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Old May 29th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #120
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How yesterday's Independent saw it .

Nouvel tower to challenge power of 'old Paris'

By John Lichfield in Paris
Wednesday, 28 May 2008

An artist's impression of the 300m Signal tower designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel


The axis of greater Paris will swing several kilometres to the west over the next five years with the creation of a "Manhattan-sur-Seine" of mega tower blocks on the city's boundary.


A design by the French architect Jean Nouvel, the recent winner of the Pritzker Prize, the Nobel of architecture, has been selected for construction alongside the existing skyscrapers at La Défense. The colourful, high-tech Signal tower, which at 300 metres (984ft) is almost as high as the Eiffel Tower, will contain offices, luxury apartments and shops.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/eu...is-835203.html
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