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Old Posted Mar 12, 2019, 11:03 AM
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Here's the promotional video :

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Here's the promotional video :

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Old Posted Mar 12, 2019, 11:07 AM
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nice looking buildings there... awesome.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2019, 7:04 PM
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^ Those look really nice. Though we should be honest with ourselves: the greenery depicted in highrise renderings never looks like that in the real built environment. Still, that's a nice cluster developing there.
Do you mean honest or hopeless? We'll see. Trees don't grow overnight. It takes patience.

We've got no choice but keep on trying here, for we have no significant green belt, and heat waves will occur more and more frequently.

In other words, if we don't manage to make more plants grow on façades, people will die from heat in summer here.

It's a proven fact, greenery helps the place to cool down at night in case of heat wave, while tar seizes heat when it's exposed to the sun, and releases at night.
It is hellish when you won't submit to widespread air conditioners all over the place.

This is no tropical place, huh. We've got to find a different way to cool it down.
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3 ongoing construction sites in one shot from the 38th floor of the EDF tower in la Défense.



By the way, that would be called a 39th floor by US custom.
But here, a ground floor is never taken into account in floor count.
Just a tiny difference in customs here and a fun fact detail.

So you can see the old Aurore tower being refurbished.
They're addind 6 floors to it. Nothing much, but the structure that they're retaining couldn't stand any more additional floor.
So this will be optimal given the properties of the 1970 structure.

Then you get a view of Saint-Gobain and Alto closer to completion behind.



Phone pictures from Nicolas Ambrosioni's Twitter.

I didn't follow the story, but the Saint-Gobain site would've been facing technical difficulties.
That tower might end up disappointing. We expected something better from the company specialized in building materials.
They didn't even design the façade materials themselves, like their own products would be too pricey for their own corporation and needs.
Whatever.

Otherwise, everything is fine when it comes to Alto. It'll be a pretty neat building.
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2019, 6:02 PM
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I guess ZeusUpsistos is the kind of dude everyone enjoys on these forums.
He doesn't make it verbose, being apparently wise thus neutral, he only takes cool pictures, so here are some by him in the older fabric of the 17th arrondissment.

I like these a lot cause it feels refreshing and good quality.







Another recent thing.













That's just about perfect in that setting, doesn't even need to be any taller.

Now below is something old-fashioned, like some wealthier improved Victorian stuff I never even noticed, that they just refurbished.















That's one's funny garish rain gutters.



I got to say, I wouldn't really like to have these on the building I live in, but whatever, it's funny.

It's called Hôtel Gaillard. Seems that was or still is a building of the Banque de France, that was like the US Federal Reserve before the European Central Bank took over long ago.
It is to be called 'cité de l'économie', maybe something meant for meetings related to business.
I'll see about that later.

Source: ZeusUpsistos on pss-archi.eu's 17th arrondissement thread.

That's it for now.

Edit: more info about that thing called Cité de l'économie et de la monnaie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit%C3..._de_la_monnaie

I simply didn't know this thing existed.
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Nice updates!
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Old Posted Jun 15, 2019, 12:00 AM
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Another new tower for La Défense :

Architect : BIG (Bjarke Ingels)
Height : 660FT+














https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=2182832
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Old Posted Jun 16, 2019, 10:23 AM
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^ This came out of nowhere. It wasn't expected, was it?
It is to replace this 1986 lowrise.


https://defense-92.fr/

It's always been obvious that some towers could use the footprints of those lowrises over this Michelet neighborhood, so this is good news.

However, something residential and just as big would've been better to finally enhance some mixed-use feel over the district.
This project alone will add some 100,000 m² of offices to it. Lol, that's a bit too much in the end.

They claim some residential buildings will be built over that same area sometime later.
Wait... Ah, there you go; these for instance would be good to begin with.


https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1979048

Hopefully the local administration is still thinking about these.
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Yesterday, on a helicopter bringing me to Le Bourget Airport :











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Old Posted Jun 20, 2019, 12:02 PM
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Cool. How's the Air Show this year? I won't go this time, just heard of funny featured gadgets like so called autonomous air taxis. You know, basically autonomous drones carrying a couple of passengers at most, pretty much like a helicopter does, precisely.
The concept feels sort of innovative in that these new things are closer to flying cars, so to speak. They would be more convenient for frequent/daily use, just like cars.

So they say the technology's already there to develop these drones for the general public; of course the problem would be the total lack of infrastructure to host that kind of vehicles.
That reminded me that la Défense was supposedly originally planned as though there would be flying personal vehicles in the future... No kidding, I actually once saw a document online that claimed it was designed for helicopters all over.
That could make sense someday after all, if you're optimistic.
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