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Old Posted Jul 2, 2008, 8:51 PM
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Yes, and Stéphanois are very pround of it, we're waiting for a Zénith for a long time, I like it but I hope it will be the same at the end, the renderings are not very good, so we'll see...
Anyway, the city will probably pay this Foster building for years, while the lawn around the tram is not maintained...
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Anyway, the city will probably pay this Foster building for years, while the lawn around the tram is not maintained...
What do you mean ? That St-Etienne could not really afford this building ?
I'm sure that, even though it's expensive, it could turn out to be a good investment.
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Je passerai 5 mois à Lyon bientôt, j'irai définitivement faire un tour à St-Étienne, ça semble intéressant. J'adore les quartiers médiévaux, y'en-a-t'il à St-Étienne, Lyon ou y'a-t-il des villes médiévales intéressantes dans le coin?
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Old Posted Jul 7, 2008, 8:46 PM
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What do you mean ? That St-Etienne could not really afford this building ?
I'm sure that, even though it's expensive, it could turn out to be a good investment.
Yes this is what I meant, maybe I'm wrong but I think these famous names as Foster, Maki or even Nouvel (the project is not yet approved but...) are too much for this small city, and probably that's why we have a new major. We're too close to Lyon which is The attractive city.
Does St Etienne really need to have the same architects as those of the new WTC? while projects could have been realized without necessarily involving such great names.

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Je passerai 5 mois à Lyon bientôt, j'irai définitivement faire un tour à St-Étienne, ça semble intéressant. J'adore les quartiers médiévaux, y'en-a-t'il à St-Étienne, Lyon ou y'a-t-il des villes médiévales intéressantes dans le coin?
In St Etienne, we only have some old buildings as La droguerie de la Tour or old houses in the small St Jean district, on Rue des Martyrs de Vingrés. Lyon have the old Lyon (end of middle age and beginning of Renaissance)
But not really far from here (about 40 km from Lyon) there is Perouges, a real medieval town, I visited it when I was in school, traditionally, each school goes there for its one day trip at the end of the school year. Here's a link: http://www.perouges.org/

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while projects could have been realized without necessarily involving such great names.
I understand.
St Etienne could even have made more impact on the architecture stage by developing local or new talents.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2008, 6:43 AM
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The walking tour in St Etienne streets continue :

Behind the Cité du Design

132. Industrial past : "La Stéphanoise" old wharehouses



132 bis. Street art?



133. Yes, not bad



Back to downtown

134. Nice wine shop



Walking North the Charles de Gaulle Street to the ugly Carnot railroad station

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145. Looking North



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149. Approaching this ugly yellow thing : Carnot railroad station



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153. For God's sake, tear it down!!



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156. Colonne Maurice



157. The small Carnot Park



158. The Cité du Design in the background



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Sandy,

I hope you will be able to get out and take some photos of the Tour De France on Thursday when the stage ends in Sainté.
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#143 has a refined facade.
Obviously, it was recenltly revamped, but it looks good !
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Sandy,

I hope you will be able to get out and take some photos of the Tour De France on Thursday when the stage ends in Sainté.
Sorry, I won't be in town this thursday, I'm going to flee this event! I'm on vacations for 2 weeks with a new camera, so I planned to visit the area, I'm going to the Ravin de Corboeuf, 50/60 km from St Etienne, it looks like this:

(http://www.geoforum.fr/lofiversion/index.php?t6154.html)

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Oh well. If you're out of town no worries. Next time though...

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Which direction from St. Etienne is that last photo?

Also, I saw this video on St. Etienne on the Tour de France website... A nice overview of the new projects:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cbgc...?target=114467
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2008, 11:14 AM
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Oh well. If you're out of town no worries. Next time though...

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Which direction from St. Etienne is that last photo?

Also, I saw this video on St. Etienne on the Tour de France website... A nice overview of the new projects:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cbgc...?target=114467
yes, next time for Tour de France pics, anyway, it comes here each year...

Direction Yssingeaux (the Ravin de Corboeuf is close to Rosières, a very small village).
see my post for more pics: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...89#post3697189

Good idea to add this video, I've just discovered it! the strange building with the yellow parts on the rendering, is the Cité Administrative, the construction has just begun, I'll post some pics when the project will worth to be shown.
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A few days ago, I've decided to go up to take photos of the whole city, we've got a place to take such pics, this is The Guizay:

From 9 PM to 9.45 PM

161. Pano ------------------> scroll ----------------------------------->



TV antenna

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The Grand' Rue

A funny thing in this city, we say that we go up to when we go to the South (--> Guizay direction) and that we go down to the North, near Carnot
railroad station (yellow things above the street), this because the Grand'rue is going up from North to South!

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167. The Zénith and Geoffroy Guichard Stadium



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169. Rochetaillée



170. The night is falling



Panoramas

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174. The Grand' Rue by night (scroll)



Stadium and the Zénith by night

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Old Posted Aug 2, 2008, 6:28 AM
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Constructions Updates

Zénith: I love it!!!
they finally finished the roof



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Cité du Design



Structure is almost completed



Cladding





Awful! it looks like 70'



I don't understand why Finn didn't choose glass, it would have looked better!
Cladding's sample:




I'm very disappointed!

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France...hmmm
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The mining past of the St Etienne area can even been seen on its roundabouts.

Going back to work after 2 weeks vacation, I finally realized that the roundabouts I use 4 times a day, may present some interest for this thread:

Just before the small town of Sorbiers:









Another one on the road to Sorbiers:





Talking about these with friends, I've learned that the best one is situated near La Ricamarie, an arrondissement of St Etienne and a mecca of the french minors struggle for improving their life and work conditions near 1870, some events have been a source of inspiration for Émile Zola's novel Germinal.











This coal mine shaft is the real one, at the same place, they just built around roads.

To see the Google maps view: http://maps.google.fr/maps?q=45.4038...02832&t=h&z=19

This road leads to Firminy, where there's the highest concentration in the world of Le Corbusier buildings.
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Great shots! Thanks for the tour. I love how all the roads from the middle ages curve just slightly. Makes for some very beautiful urban views.
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2008, 8:33 PM
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Here's more urban views, now we're going uptown, actually to the south, but the street is going up so...
we're following the Grande Rue and its straight tram line: (http://maps.google.fr/maps?f=d&saddr...=UTF8&t=h&z=14)



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178. A former famous department store, 1st Nouvelles Galeries, then became Galeries Lafayette and finally closed about 5 years ago, and now under renovation (office spaces)




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181. Place Anatole France



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184. Here the lawn is well maintained



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186. Yes, Miss Liberty is here too, enlightening the world



187. Ok a very small one, just lightening the sidewalk



.../...

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189.Centre Deux mall



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191. Looking south



192. looking north



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197.Bellevue railroad station



Bellevue plaza

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Old Posted Aug 31, 2008, 7:40 AM
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thanks

On the way back home, random pics:

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Part of Jean Monnet University

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