The Info List - Tour Signal

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Tour Signal was a proposed skyscraper in La Défense and in Puteaux, France.[1]


1 Design and development 2 Location 3 Outcome 4 Notes

Design and development[edit] Medea and Layetana were the developers with Ateliers Jean Nouvel as architects. Location[edit] West Gate was chosen as the location for the building in order to open the La Défense district to the municipality of Puteaux. The project’s ambition was to create a stronger polarity at the heart of the Île-de-France and develop a major attraction while relating the project to its natural and built environment and, lastly, embodying the various elements which strengthen the feeling that the project belongs in the district. Outcome[edit] This project has been cancelled. In 2009, Medea and Layetana announced they are not involved in the project anymore, and the new president of the EPAD Joëlle Ceccaldi-Raynaud declared her opposition to the tower which looks like an unaesthetic "monolith".

Structural type: highrise Architectural style: modern Materials: glass, steel and concrete Design: http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=76763


^ Lebow, Arthur. "The Contextualizer," New York Times. April 6, 2008, p. 4; excerpt, "...a skyscraper that Nouvel (adapting a term from the artist Brâncuși) called the “tour sans fins,” or endless tower. Conceived as a kind of minaret alongside the squat, monumental Grande Arche de La Défense, the endless tower has taken on some of the mystique of Mies van der Rohe’s unbuilt Friedrichstrasse glass skyscraper of 1921. To obscure its lower end, the tower was designed to sit within a crater. Its facade, appearing to vanish in the sky, changed as it rose, from charcoal-colored granite to paler stone, then to aluminum and finally to glass that became increasingly reflective, all to enhance the illusion of dematerialization."

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La Défense

Skyscrapers and complexes

Tour Adria Tours Aillaud Tour Areva Tour Ariane Tour Athéna Tour Atlantique (FR) Tour Aurore Tour Carpe Diem Tour CB21 Tour CBX Tour Cèdre (FR) Tour Chartis (FR) Tour D2 Cœur Défense Tour Défense 2000 Tour EDF Tour Égée Tour Eqho Tour Europe (FR) Tour Europlaza Tour Ève (FR) Tour First Tour France Tour Franklin Tour Gambetta (FR) Tour GAN Eurocourtage (FR) Grande Arche Tour Granite Tour Initiale Tour Les Poissons Tour Majunga Tour Manhattan (FR) Tour Neptune (FR) Tour Opus 12 Tour Pascal (FR) Préfecture des Hauts-de-Seine Tour Sequoia Tours Société Générale (Alicante and Chassagne) Tour T1 Tour Total Esso Tower (demolished)


Tour Generali (cancelled) Hermitage Plaza Phare Tower Tour Signal (cancelled)

Other landmarks

Center of New Industries and Technologies

ESSEC Business School

Parvis de la Défense (FR)

Paris Métro stations

Esplanade de La Défense La Défense – Grande Arche (Gare de La Défense)

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La Défense

Primary and secondary schools

Le Lycée Général et Technologique Agora Le Lycée Professionnel Lucien-Voilin


Tour AGF - Athéna (FR) Tour Atlantique (FR) Tour Ariane Center of New Industries and Technologies

ESSEC Business School

Tour Défense 2000 Tour EDF Tour Ève (FR) Tour France Tour Franklin Grande Arche Tour Initiale Tour Majunga Opus 12 Tower Tour Pascal (FR) Tour Sequoia Notre-Dame de Pentecôte (FR) Parvis de la Défense (FR)


Tour Signal (cancelled)

Paris Métro stations

Esplanade de La Défense La Défense – Grande Arche (Gare de La Défense)

Transilien stations

Gare de Puteaux

This list is incomplete.

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Never realized

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Coordinates: 48°53′29″N 2°14′01″E / 48.89139°N 2.23361°E /