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Old Posted Dec 5, 2006, 2:20 AM
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There is no way they are going to build this schematic design. I would put money down that they are going to make it much more convention before they get to construction. Personally, I'm not a fan of architecture that tries too hard, and this looks like one of those pretentious designs. I'm not a fan of unconventional designs for the sake of unconventionality. An amorphus blob does not a good structure make.
very well said, totally agree

this thing is somewhere between trying to hard (unconventional for the sake of it) and not trying hard enough (its a very lazy design, give me a piece of paper a pencil and 20sec i could design something just like it)

It makes me feel sad for the poor structural engineers who have to dedicate months and years of their lives to actually making this monstrosity work, and at the end of the day get paid considerably less than the architect who sketched it out before breakfast.
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LOL. i like tour shmoo and beaker. ROFLMAO
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this tower is horrible
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looks like a combo of a pregnant woman and nick nolte
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2007, 7:55 AM
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View of the skyline with actual and u/c building and new know proposed and approved building (actually know 3 tall skyscraper miss )

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Old Posted Feb 18, 2007, 8:29 AM
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From this angle, the central location of the "tour phare" gives it too much honor for what it's worth.
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If it wasn't for the crop circle thing at the top I don't think it would be that weird. Of course the overall shape is very unusual but your eye is immediately drawn to the top and if anything were changed in this design I would bet that it would happen there.
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I'm out, but then I don't like much of anything in Paris outside the Eiffel Tower. I am not a fan of organic buildings...especially if this is the shining example.
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2007, 12:45 PM
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This tower is already approved and it will build but "Phare tower" will never be the highest tower of Paris.
Generalli tower (318 m 1,043 ft) is approved, and will open one years before.
and a new tower (325 m 1,066 ft) is in project. (one meter taller than the Eiffel Tower )
In fact "Phare tower" will be the third tallest skyscraper in Paris
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and a new tower (325 m 1,066 ft) is in project. (one meter taller than the Eiffel Tower )
I think that the correct height of the Eiffel Tower is 326 m (despite what several sources claim).
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I think this is a ground-shatterer in the making, you know, one of those that everyone loathes but after some years it becomes one of the best things ever.

I don't think so bud.
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This is the worst American skyscraper design maybe ever proposed in recent history. I'm glad Mayne designed it for Paris and not any of our cities on the mainland US.
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This is the worst American skyscraper design maybe ever proposed in recent history. I'm glad Mayne designed it for Paris and not any of our cities on the mainland US.
Well, I mean, Paris is just as important as any american city, but if this was to be proposed anywhere, I think a european city would be more equipped to take on a unique building like this. European skylines are more modern and futuristic then most american skylines because theyve had less time to grow up than american cities.
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View of the skyline with actual and u/c building and new know proposed and approved building (actually know 3 tall skyscraper miss )

They both look like they are having a bad hair day
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2007, 6:00 PM
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After a flat syline that was boring and boxy, now, anything goes, apparently.
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Brilliant! Absolutely.
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I think this is a ground-shatterer in the making, you know, one of those that everyone loathes but after some years it becomes one of the best things ever.
It is clearly too soon to tell. We know absolutely nothing about the building yet, but I still have the same feeling as you do. I don't know why.

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I'm glad Mayne designed it for Paris and not any of our cities on the mainland US.
Should we understand from this that you consider France as part of the overseas US ?
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This will become without a doubt one of the most controversial and exciting skyscrapers of Europe, or the world. I think the design is great, it's something special and innovative. A new gem which will enrich the already great architectural collection of Paris.
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I don't like the building, but congrats anyways to the city of lights.
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Just look at French cars - things are just 'different' there, I think the building fits - but it sure as hell would not look good in San Francisco!
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