Sunday, 28 September 2008

Le Projet Triangle

'A 50-storey glass pyramid is to transform the Paris skyline after officials eager to rejuvenate the city voted to drop a ban on high-rise buildings. The first scheme will be Le Projet Triangle at Porte de Versailles in southern Paris, a privately funded, pyramid-shaped edifice created by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the Swiss architects who designed Tate Modern and the Olympic stadium in Beijing. Described variously as a modern Cheops, a giant blade or a witch's hat, the tower is due to be completed in 2012 and will contain offices, a conference centre and a 400-bedroom hotel as well as restaurants and cafes. Around it will be parks, gardens, shops and a bridge touted as a symbolic link between Paris and its downtrodden and often violent suburbs.'

From Matthew Delooze's website: http://www.matthewdelooze.co.uk/news.php?readmore=332

From Le Monde: http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/portfolio/2008/09/25/la-tour-triangle-devoilee_1099661_3224.html. (Worth checking out the illustrations.)

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