Monday, November 17, 2014

The Council of Paris rejected the Triangle Tower, Hidalgo contests the vote – The Obs

Paris (AFP) – The Triangle Tower, it is not. The Council of Paris on Monday rejected the proposed construction of this skyscraper of 180 meters, but the judge irregular ballot hall and goes to court.

The municipal executive, who blames the UMP failing to maintain the secrecy of the vote Tuesday will file a motion to quash before the administrative court, according to the deputy in charge of Planning Jean-Louis Missika. “The law has not been complied with insofar deliberately advisors Paris showed their ballot prior to the passage in front of the ballot box,” responded by meeting the socialist mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.

Of the 163 advisers Paris, 83 voted against, 78 (more than a spoiled ballot and a non-voting). Carried by the giant commercial real estate Unibail-Rodamco, and launched by the former mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe in 2008, the project has suffered a coalition of the UMP and the center with the Greens and the PG.

The UMP and the UDI, initially supportive of the project have changed sides in 2013 during the campaign for municipal elections after the opening match of Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet.

Opponents of the project totaled 88 votes in theory, but the suspense lasted until the last minute, the municipality had not worked hard in recent weeks to convince politicians of the right and the center.

PS had requested a secret ballot to allow elected officials to express themselves “freedom.” Highlighting the “pressures” on elected hostile Greens central and UMP have instead asked for a public vote to ensure “transparency” of the vote.

“If against any political morality , you imposed a secret ballot, if you choose to defend the freedom to exercise their lobbying pressures, rather than the freedom of Parisians who voted what, we contesterions to the end, and for our part we would show publicly each ballot that we will in the ballot box, “warned NKM.

According to the announcement, the UMP (except Rachida Dati and Celine Boulay-Espéronnier) but also centrists and environmentalists, have shown their ballot during the voting, without going into the voting booth

-. “Several months’ delay –

The release of deliberation and judicial procedure should delay the construction of the tower of “several months,” according to Jean-Louis Missika. The City could submit next year in a vote by the elected amended, taking into account the demands of some of them on the “content” of the tower project, he said to the press.

The EELV group regretted the stubbornness of the mayor of Paris. “The vote took place, it has won this vote, we regret this hardline position,” said co-chair of the group EELV David Belliard.

“We won,” as responded Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, denouncing his surrender after the vote a “sprained political morality”, a “denial of democracy” and “treason.”

“When I said that we would show our bulletins, Anne Hidalgo said + + if you want. If she disagreed, he should not wait for the result, “she protested to the press.

” It was a major project of the mandate, today this great project took water, “also responded the deputy mayor of the fifteenth, Philippe Goujon (UMP).

In the camp Hidalgo was instead challenged any idea of ​​defeat. “This is not a political defeat for Anne Hidalgo (…) We are in a situation where people did not vote in good conscience,” said Jean-Louis Missika.

The deliberation rejected authorized the “decommissioning” of the parcel on which the tower is to be built.

After four decades without constructions of this type, the Triangle tower was to be one of three skyscrapers to emerge in Paris in the years to come with the new courthouse Batignolles (XVII) starts, and the Duo-Bruneseau project in Massena (XIII), whose license is under investigation.

The Triangle Project involves the construction in the heart of the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles a tower 180 meters, consisting essentially of offices. Unibail-Rodamco plans to invest 520 million euros.


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