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Paris, France | le futur du gratte-ciel au XXI siècle | 2009 | eVolo Architecture New York |
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The centre of Paris is deeply characterized by the presence of the Seine River, touching the historic monuments such as the Louvre, the Effeil Tower and the Grand Palais. These are all landmarks that provide orientation in the city, as authentic milestones. The historic city can still develop and grow its density vertically, respecting and highlighting the existing context. The big open spaces of Paris, and particularly the Place de la Concorde, have the potential of integrating the new 400 meter high building, made of two narrow (12 meters) and long (216 meters) volumes, separated by 30 meter space. The building is integrated by the Seine, becoming a new landmark and offering to the historic centre the development of the most varied programmatic elements, from landscape to culture, museum and performance spaces. The new bridge of the city is a living one.

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