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!
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.
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?
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.