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Old Posted May 1, 2007, 11:37 PM
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PARIS | Tour Air² | 722 FT / 220 M | 43 FLOORS

Tour Air²

This tower is actually proposed

43 floors
Height: 200-220 m (650-700 ft)
Floor space: 75,000 m² (800,000 sq. ft)
Architects: Arquitectonica & Arte Charpentier
Developers : Bouygues Immobilier / Meunier











     
     
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Old Posted May 2, 2007, 12:02 AM
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From what I can tell from those renders, I like this one. I see its by architechtronica. They are supposed to have a big one coming out in Chicago pretty soon, I hope its as interesting as this one is!
     
     
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Old Posted May 2, 2007, 2:05 AM
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when i was looking at the thread about that building with the ugly top next to this one i saw this buildng next to it on the picture and i liked it
     
     
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Old Posted May 2, 2007, 2:10 AM
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Nice. This is by far the best of the new proposals / projects that I've seen for Paris.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2007, 11:05 PM
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Thumbs up Sweet

This is a cool design. The Paris skyline is going to look very awesome.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2007, 7:46 AM
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I think thats a nice design, I'd love to see some renderings
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2007, 8:10 PM
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Built this lovely proposal on the spot where the uglyness of T.Mayne is planned please
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2007, 8:53 PM
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What did happen to this building anyways?

I like it. Is it residential or office? and I like the T.Mayne one. I.D.K. why but I do.
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Different but still classy, nice!
     
     
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This one is now approved.



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Old Posted May 6, 2008, 1:16 AM
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Ooooh, thats cool! Paris is gonna look awesome in a few years!
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2008, 7:24 PM
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is this tower located in la defense to
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2008, 9:05 PM
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All the serious proposals are located in la Défense.
I mean, tall ones of course.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2008, 12:20 PM
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It's a beautiful addition to the skyline of Paris.
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Thumbs up PARIS | AIR² | 203 m / 667 ft | 43 floors

Finally opening its own thread cause it's quite likely to be built.
Renderings from defense-92.fr.





Well known render including 4 new towers, 3 of them currently U/C (Majunga, Carpe Diem, D2):

When AIR² stuck to D2 to the left on the render is U/C as well, this whole thing gets real.

AIR² is nicknamed la tulipe (well known flower) because of its shape. From above:


Note that its height is actually 666 ft - sorry, can't help but thinking of the superstitious interpreting the Bible in their creepy way - that's 203 m from the natural ground on D2's side. Both towers are obviously closely connected, creating a better connection between the slab (the esplanade) and the north ring boulevard, which is a very interesting improvement. AIR²'s height is indeed 640 ft taken from the slab level.

Use: office (roughly 860k sq ft)
Design: Arquitectonica / Arte Charpentier Architectes
Developers: Bouygues Immobilier / BNP Paribas Immobilier
Investor: Carlyle Group

It will take obsolete Aurore tower's place. The demolition is to begin this spring.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2012, 8:18 PM
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Quote:
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It will take obsolete Aurore tower's place. The demolition is to begin this spring.
Wrong. Carlyle, Bouygues & co are still discussing their deal with EPADESA, that's the government body in charge of the district development, ruled by a council of 9 local and 7 national representatives. That's no problem, the EPADESA chief executive will submit the finalized record to the council in April, then they'll be glad to approve it. But he doesn't think Bouygues would start the work before the end of the year.

Can't wait for Aurore (that's a mess) to be torn down to make room for this.

http://arquitectonica.com/

Arquitectonica's recent local things include Exaltis and the Microsoft Euro headquarters which are alright, I think (esp. the Microsoft building). Their Sequana (Bouygues Telecom headquarters) on the other hand is nothing great, as mid-rises around it look better than the tower.
They just can't do anything worse than Aurore anyways.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2012, 9:56 PM
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Looks like more of the same spandrel glass we keep complaining about, though.
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Old Posted Mar 16, 2012, 12:14 PM
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That's what I fear from seeing a square panel below each window. They say it would be entirely covered with a 2nd skin that is a bit noticeable, starting a few stories above the foot, I think, and might produce the same kind of effect as First's partial 2nd layer. That would be nice.

I constantly wonder what those spandrel panels are useful for anyway. This building claims the same environmental standards as Carpe Diem, French HQE and THPE, which is equivalent to North American LEED (Carpe Diem claims LEED gold). Now Manhattan's new 7 WTC is certified LEED gold with a simple, light and sophisticated glass curtain, therefore spandrel glass is definitely not necessary to improve energy efficiency/environmental quality.
Would it help to cut costs? Maybe but in fact, they rather appear to be added materials compared to a minimalist glass curtain.
Maybe it's merely some architects' taste.
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Old Posted Jan 1, 2014, 7:41 PM
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I thought this was 200m+, is it being built or has it also been hit by the nimby plague
     
     
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