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i love that western european skyscrapers are being designed more and more to invite people into the building rather than having harsh ground level bases. imo designing open lobby's which invite people is much better than tall and large podiums.
of course it depends on the city, but this skyscraper looks like it'll be a good addition to la defense.
...the greatness of victor is equally proportionate to the skill and obduracy of foe...
ah oui...? The thing is it's actually been designed by someone from California, which doesn't make it look better to me (no offense to CA though). It's too massive and although its cladding looks good on the latest renderings, it's badly weird and kinda scary, or at least worrying. Because they may eventually build this thing. For real. You know ? and guess what, some people living around the spot it might be raised on are really scared indeed, of its shadow.
Originally Posted by MayDay
Now trying to consider it positively, it would make one more very unique sight in Paris, would sure never be copied anywhere that's it.
In spite of hostile appeals against it, the project is still alive, Unibail seems determined to make it real. It's currently showed in the CNIT building nearby the site on which it should sit, for trying to reassure folks living in the neighborhood. Here's the latest model which is exhibited there:
Well as far as I'm concerned, I must admit that I changed my mind. At first I was kinda but the more I look at it, the more I feel curious, I think we actually need to see this thing for real. It's still risky but risk is exciting, isn't it? Unibail says construction will start in the second half of 2012, they even claim the preliminary work should begin before the end of this year. Go ahead Unibail, let us see your freakin' thing at last.