// arthitectural / Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
  • In 2005, Gary Barnett, the president of Extell, commissioned Christian de Portzamparc to design several towers on 57th Street. The building’s trademark soaring movement, with its summit turned towards the immense open sky of Central Park, emerged early in the design stage. Extell was soon presented with a series of different plot acquisition options, however, and after four years of […]


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  • According to Google Analytics the most viewed articles in 2012 were the following: ONG&ONG | M Hotel Business Centre The new M Hotel Business Centre is sleek and sophisticated. Clean lines, polished surfaces and clever use of lighting is used to enhance the bold feel of the open space. Plush black leather furnishing complements the […]


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In Nanterre, at the western extremity of the district of La Défense, this project fits into an exiguous triangular site and figures as the prow of the Valmy district. Unique and autonomous, the triangular tower unifies the Société Générale’s block, optimizing the open spaces and preserving the light and sights in the existing towers. “The […]


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