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Old Posted Nov 10, 2006, 9:37 PM
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Wow, Paris may have a world-class skyline if this all happens!
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Call me crazy, but I really really like the design of that Tour Generali a lot. I hope the facade ends up like it looks in the rendering, the green with a very nicely textured surface! If it looks anything like that when its built, I have to say I will be severely jealous of this building!
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I've looked at that design a lot since it was released and it has certainly grown on me like a lot of other people. But that cone on top still doesn't look right. It's a great building without the cone and, on paper, its green attributes are impressive. But that cone, gosh, I just don't see how it could be such a winning design. I wish we could see what the other competition entries looked like.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2006, 3:22 PM
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First renderings for the "Tour signal". Winning design by Thom Mayne from Morphosis. 300 meters high, completed in 2012.




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Again, I don't know what to think.
It doesn't look tall. I wonder if the height figure includes the transparent wall extensions.

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I love it, a radical step away from the bulky, boxy and truncated towers of La Défense. A nice companion to T1. Let's hope it will be the opening of a new era.

Is it really 300 meters high ? It doesn't look that high on one of the renderings.

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More renderings from http://www.batiactu.com/data/2711200...06-165754.html. This is getting really exciting !



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First renderings for the "Tour signal". Winning design by Thom Mayne from Morphosis. 300 meters high, completed in 2012.

It look 300 m in this rendering
Look the Grande Arch 110m

Wow I am very happy.
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I hope that the "hair" at the top is not 50 meters tall. Otherwise, this tower is a total cheater.
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Can't say it's not interesting.
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Great news. I love La Defense!!
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2006, 8:47 AM
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It's different. The frayed top hasn't been done before - it looks like frayed fabric.

It's still a while before it's completed - six years away! I can't wait that long!
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Wow, looks like somebody's glass appendage got ripped off.
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Wow. La Defense wil have a very unique look to it in a few years.
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Tour Générali in La Défense skyline viewed from Notre Dame, rendering by Brisavoine. He gave it a 280m height an added the planned 300m high tower "tour signal" whose design should be chosen soon. Only the crown will emerge from the skyline.

What is that very tall black tower in the middle of skyline?
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Hmmm, let the Americanization of Paris continue I suppose...
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Finally Morphosis in Paris

Unibail just choosed Morphosis after an international competition, for the design and construction of a 300m high tower in La Defense.
Pretty dary...

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Old Posted Nov 28, 2006, 7:18 PM
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2006, 8:06 PM
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The rendering is misleading. It can't be that translucent.
Besides, even though it's supposed to be already approved, I bet that the new French president that will be elected next May, will have a say on the project. He could kill it or change it altogether.
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