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Metamorphosis in Paris
Plans to build the tallest building in Paris unveiled
A vast glass office block that will become the tallest commercial building in Paris since the Eiffel Tower has been unveiled. Once described as Paris’s “mini-Manhattan”, La Defense is one of Europe’s biggest purpose built business districts, built by Francois Mitterrand in 1989. Recently La Defense has begun planning a new generation of high-rises to compete with new urban business quarters in Moscow, Madrid and Amsterdam. Designed by Californian architect Thom Mayne, the “Phare” (lighthouse) tower is a gently .............more
Perkins Eastman in New York
The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) is a non profit organisation dedicated to helping theatre in New York reach audiences it otherwise would not. The TKTS Booth ia a discount outlet for sameday tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Located at .............more
Renzo Piano designs tallest tower in Boston
When the Redevelopment Authority of Boston put out a public call to developers and architects to create a bold statement for a downtown site in the city, there was only one taker- Developer Steve Belkin and his architect Renzo Piano. Last week the City unveiled Piano’s .............more
David Chipperfield's Figge Museum in Iowa
The 10,000 m2 Figge Art Museum occupies a riverside site partially located on the Mississippi River's flood plain in the downtown area of Davenport. The museum is the centrepiece of Davenport's Strategic Plan for Downtown Development and acts as a catalyst .............more
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