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Tour Phare

Location information

Location: Europe
Country: France
City: La Défense, Paris, Puteaux
Address: Place Carpeaux

General information

Started: 2006 year
└ List of 2000s started buildings
Completed: 2019 year
└ Lsit of 2010s completed buildings

Technical details

Height: 295 meters
└ List of 250-300 meters buildings
Floor count: 68 floors
└ List of 50-100 floors buildings

Design and construction

Architect: Morphosis Architects, Christian de Portzamparc
Style: Asymmetric architecture, Futuristic, Glass
Building Uses: office

Tours Sisters

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In order to remain attractive and competitive, the Paris financial district, which is the European Union's largest, has put a major renewal scheme in place. Conducted by EPADESA, the master plan aims to upgrade or rebuild La Defense's obsolete office and residential buildings while constructing an additional 300,000 square metres of office spaces and 1,400 new housing units within the neighbourhood between 2006 and 2019. At 296 metres, the ambitious Tour Phare was originally conceived by American architect Thom Mayne as France's tallest edifice and a symbol of the district's renewal.
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Several years after it was revealed to the public, the iconic project is being replaced by a scaled down version comprising two shorter towers instead of one. Indeed, developer Unibail Rodamco recently announced that following multiple appeals form local resident associations and a disagreement with Puteaux's mayor regarding the demolition of a pedestrian bridge to allow for construction to proceed, the tower has undergone a major redesign by French architecture and urban planning firm Atelier Christian de Portzamparc.
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Now known as Tours Sisters, the development consists of a pair of mixed-use towers rising approximately 200 and 100 metres above ground level. While the tallest edifice will house 95,000 square metres of office spaces, the shortest will include a 300-room, four-star hotel. The buildings will be connected by a skybridge floating 80 metres in the air, and feature a spa, theatre, restaurant, and rooftop garden. The cost of the Tours Sisters is estimated at €630 million, compared to €900million for the previous iteration of the project. The completion date for the bevelled pair of towers is now tentatively scheduled for 2021. (via Skyrise Cities)
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