Friday, June 10, 2005

Les Mercuriales towers


On the eastern part of Paris you can see these two towers (one is called "Le Levant" and the other one "Le Ponant") and both of them bear the name "Les Mercuriales". They 122 meter high, have 33 stories and were built in 1975. It's during the 70s that most skyscrapers were built in Paris and surroundings.

10 comments:

  1. We are the same age (me and that towers) ,but I look more cheerful :-))....

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  2. *sobs* They remind me of the Twin Towers... *dries eyes*

    (Not really crying by the way)

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  3. Là tu arrives dans les arrondissements à 3 chiffres...

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  4. > Librevent. Mort de rire ! Et oui, j'ai crû comprendre que certains pensaient que je ne sortais pas de mon trou ! Et bien cette fois suis allé jusqu'au Périphe !

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  5. Like many of the towers built during the seventies they are (in my mind) very unispired. Plain, drab and boring... we have some of them in Columbus and they can be found in most cities in the US. What do most Parisians think of them?

    The beautiful blue on the building in the foreground is far more interesting to me.

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  6. Rock Kauser > I don't think Parisians have much of an opinion about these towers. They are riculously small, and you can see them only from the highway belt (peripherique). Most of people don't even know they exist!

    On the other hand, the Montparnasse tower was very controversial when it was built. Some Parisians still think it shouldn't be there. This is the tallest building intra muros after the Eiffel tower.

    JM-

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  7. I was born at the "clinique" next to these towers in...1975. So The Mercuriales and I have the same age and are from the same birthplace.

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  8. > Loic. Olga - see above - was also born in 1975 do you want me to organize a blind date!!

    Actully I am very envious. I wish I was 30 too, it's the best age ever, in my opinion.

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