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Tuesday 10 April 2007

La Défense #8: CNIT bis

The weeks before Easter were rather hectic and did not leave time for the blog. Apologies to all who dropped by and did not find anything new.
During this time I needed to go through my archives in preparation of a family celebration, and I finally found my "historic" images of the CNIT - from 1996. The only office tower to be seen behind the CNIT is Tour Sequoia, then still Tour Bull if I am not mistaken.
None of the Towers on the other side of the Boulevard Circulaire existed at that time. (Egée, currently Ernst&Young; Cèdre, currently Cegetel; etc.)

CNIT Tour Sequoia 1996

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The next image is an extract of a larger one, showing a rather dull "real" view of the CNIT, and the statue "Le Grand Toscano" next to the Areva Tower (then called Tour Framatome). The reflection in the nearly black surface of this tower being the most interesting part of the image, I have extracted it here.

CNIT et Arche dans la Tour Areva

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To be followed soon by a number of different views of Pei's tower for EDF.

Saturday 31 March 2007

La Défense #7: CNIT

Even though I left the spring images posting for more than a week, spring did not return to Paris. Let us hope it will be back for Easter.
(Apologies for the long interval between postings)

History CNIT (EPAD)

Returning to the origins of la Défense, here are a few images of the very first building there, Le CNIT (Centre des Nouvelles Industries et Technologies).

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