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Metropolitan Oct 18, 2006 11:55 PM


Originally Posted by BenL
It strives to be iconic and it's certainly different. My view might change but I like it.

I share a similar feeling about it. For now, the rendering is very small and doesn't show well the tower in its context. I'm still a bit scared though that the tower will look too massive, but we don't have enough information yet to know whether this will be true. As we generally say, let's wait and see.

Fabb Oct 19, 2006 9:37 AM

For so long, LD has resisted the temptation to add spires to its skyline. Now, it'll get five at the same time.

Mercutio Oct 19, 2006 11:36 AM

I think it's a horrible design. I'm sure that this will not be the final design though. It's inefficient as well as ugly. Both the accountants and planners will object (I hope....).

BXC Oct 19, 2006 12:08 PM

Who designed that crap?

Grumpy Oct 19, 2006 12:20 PM

I need more renderings of that tower before I can judge it

Fabb Oct 19, 2006 8:36 PM


Originally Posted by BXC
Who designed that crap?

Valode et Pistre. A local firm.
They're responsible for several recent towers in LD.

Grumpy Oct 21, 2006 10:12 PM

The future top 10 in Paris:

WonderlandPark Oct 22, 2006 4:58 AM

I really like it without the spire spire, just bring the corners up higher to get it back up to 280m.

Fabb Oct 22, 2006 2:04 PM

The corners are not practical. If they are to be used, then the elevator shafts will certainly be a problem.

Metropolitan Oct 25, 2006 9:11 AM


Originally Posted by Fabb
The corners are not practical. If they are to be used, then the elevator shafts will certainly be a problem.

The corners aren't meant to be used. Floors should end at the bottom of the spire (approximately at 200 meters of height).

Apparently, the tower has been designed to reach the height of 308 meters.

Grumpy Nov 4, 2006 8:12 PM

how about this !

Fabb Nov 5, 2006 9:03 AM

^Almost too good to be true.

Grumpy Nov 9, 2006 10:12 PM

Look what Metropolitan made :

Grumpy Nov 13, 2006 3:49 PM

a nice rendering of Granite and the SG towers across the street:

...but is there still a street under that pedestrien bridge ?

KRIS6981 Nov 27, 2006 2:16 PM

The result of the contest for the Tower signal was given this morning.


Dépêche n° 1298 - Lundi 27 novembre 2006

Le jury de la consultation internationale d’architecture lancée par Unibail, en concertation avec l’EPAD, a désigné le cabinet d’architectes Morphosis (Thom Mayne) lauréat de la consultation pour la conception de la tour « Phare » à La Défense, qui sera livrée en 2012.
Le projet se présente comme une tour monumentale de 300 mètres de haut, offrant près de 130 000 m² de surface utile. Il sera situé entre le Faubourg de l’Arche et le Cnit auquel il est directement relié.
Le montant de l’investissement sera supérieur à 800 M€, a indiqué Guillaume Poitrinal, Pdg d’Unibail.
source 20minutes.

Fabb Nov 27, 2006 3:36 PM

It's fat.
I'm afraid that it won't help the lack of soaring structures in La Défense.

Mercutio Nov 27, 2006 6:36 PM

^ I agree....

yarabundi Nov 27, 2006 7:18 PM


Originally Posted by Grumpy

What an ugly building. Parisians !! Do not allow this monstruosity to be built !!

Grumpy Nov 28, 2006 12:54 AM

wjfox2004 Nov 28, 2006 2:12 AM

Too lopsided and amorphous for my liking.

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