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Old December 1st, 2006, 07:53 PM   #41
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By contrast this looks like a revolting blob of gloop. It's overweight, inelegant, and awkward


Sorry... I shouldn't laugh.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 01:10 AM   #42
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i think this building just wants to court controversy. It looks to me like a lebbeus woods vision of the future, something thats great in comics as well but looks a bit dumb in reality. Saying that morphosis are very good architects and their buildings are of a fantastic quality, I just think they forgot something along the way ' beauty??'
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 08:35 PM   #43
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Oh dear. The back... Oh my. Oof. I mean the idea of entering the building through and escalator was bad but then the idea of chopping off the arse was even worse... This tower looks like it has cut off its nose despite its face.
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 09:41 PM   #44
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Its really horrible. Looks like something Alsop choked up.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 01:42 AM   #45
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^ Yeah and Tuntex, Taipei 101, and the Sears Tower have balls too. And they're all hideously ugly. Cummon let's admit it. We're all very glad this is not being proposed in London. Compare it to beautiful designs such as Shanghai World Financial Center, The Sail in Singapore, Burj Dubai, or our very own London Bridge Tower. All of these designs have "balls" but they are also elegant and beautiful and inspiring. By contrast this looks like a revolting blob of gloop. It's overweight, inelegant, and awkward and has none of the "soar" of all the best scraper designs.

The only good thing is the back.
I sure hope they make changes so that the final result has a slimmed up version without nipple hair transplants at the crown.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 05:31 PM   #46
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The only good thing is the back.
Oh I really do disagree with that. The back totally destroys any grandeur that may have even been presented by the front.

Also I heard the "nipple hair" was to be replaced by wind turbines anyway.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #47
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New rendering

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Old July 16th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #48
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It looks a little bit like it is sitting on the toilet, struglling... Or maybe it's just my overactive imagination!

Nah, interesting none the less
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Old July 16th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #49
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Well, my opinion hasn't changed. It's still the most revolting, vomit-inducing piece of crap I've ever seen.

Looks deformed; mutilated... grotesque bad taste.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #50
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I have cahnged my opinion a bit. TBH, I prefer it now to Generali, which is trully crap. Atleast this is different. The opinion of the mjority seems negative, but maybe it will grow on people like 20 Fenchurch street has? I may not like the design, but I admired the 'balls' it has.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #51
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I like this, I think it suits the area well. I dont understand why people compare with it being in the City of London, the La Defense is a different spatial ideology entirely.

This is certainly the sort of architecture that the docklands should have been starting to experiement but now we have an **** corporate dress code instead.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #52
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interesting. I'm also glad its in Paris and not the UK.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #53
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perhaps it's just me, but i'm thinking la defense is looking increasingly ridiculous with virtually every addition. however, in the spirit of cosmopolitan joie de vivre i'm willing to wait until it's built before i make my final determination.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 11:09 PM   #54
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I'm torn between glee (due to competition between London and Paris) and sadness (due to all being part of the EU) about modern Paris.

Are there ANY good skyscrapers planned for Paris?

...as Jack said - let's wait and see what these look like when they're actually built. Maybe they won't be so bad.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 01:36 AM   #55
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Actually this render is ecrasee so the tower is not so fat.

At the end of 2007 the rendering of the third supertall (Tour Signal) would be revelated.
Tour Signal would be a mixed tower (residencial and office)
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Old July 17th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #56
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I'm torn between glee (due to competition between London and Paris) and sadness (due to all being part of the EU) about modern Paris.

Are there ANY good skyscrapers planned for Paris?

...as Jack said - let's wait and see what these look like when they're actually built. Maybe they won't be so bad.
Yeah, there are some. One that looks a bit like Swiss Re, and another that splays out a bit at the top, it's about 220m... Cant remember it's name now though?

I look forward to seeing the Tour Signal. Lets see if Paris finally manages to get a good quality supertall. I do expect they will with this one, if it is anything like Ferrier's design
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Old July 17th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #57
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if you gave me a pen and paper and asked me to design something worse i honestly, short of drawing a giant **** and balls, don't think i could.

shame really. la defense would look amazing with a soaring centrepiece skyscraper like london bridge tower. this thing just looks like a gcse art student had five minutes to finish his homework.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #58
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I'm sure you chose the example and location for an "amazing soaring centerpiece skyscraper" totaly randomly.....
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Old July 17th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #59
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i don't know what you're on about so i'll just say: oui.
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It would not work in the City but CW would be helped by a bit more audacity. I like this rendering. Nice to see European cities setting the trend in innovative skyscraper designs. I am not sure whether the dimensions of this picture are right though, for a 300+ m it looks quite short (compared to Grande Arche). Looks more like 250 m to the top floor from this picture.
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