France has been known for its magnificent architectural buildings that boast of their beauty and heights. There is no doubt these towering structures contribute to the country’s economy and give a sense of pride for the locals. Today, we will be talking about the top 7 tallest office buildings in France, where they are located, how tall they stand, fun facts about them and many more.
1. Tour First – Height: 758 feet (231 m)
Located at La Defense district in Paris, Tour First is the tallest office building in France. Its construction started in 2006 and was completed five years later. Apart from being one of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe, Tour First has three floors dedicated to conferences and events that can accommodate up to a thousand people. It was originally built as an icon of French excellence after being awarded by UNESCO for city heritage conservation practices.
2. Tour Total – Height: 692 feet (187 m)
Tour Total stands next on our list as it follows closely behind Tour First with only six meters shorter than its height. Situated within La Défense district on the outskirts of Paris stood ever since before its renovation project initiated by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates firm which took place from 2011-2015 themed “The Link,” aimed at improving work conditions while preserving historical elements such as antiquities found during excavation works.
3. Tour Montparnasse – Height: 689 feet(210 m)
Designed by architects Jean Saubot and Eugène Beaudouin built-in 1973-1974 Tower Montparnasse earned an infamous reputation amongst Frenchs because it ruins Paris’ skyline hence there are strict building regulations restricting any structure from overlooking central Parisian districts since then.
4. Tour Granite – Height: 557 ft (170m)
Tour Granite standing high above la Défense district in Paris was built from 2006 to 2008. Its architectural style is a perfect fusion of modern and traditional designs implemented by Britsh Architects “Lynch Architects” and French firm “Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes.” Tour Granite has over 50,000 square meters of office space with terraced green garden terrace on the seventh floor.
5. Tour EDF – Height: 538 feet (164 m)
Tour EDF was built between 1994 and1998, an iconic skyscraper located at La Défense district designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano for France’s national energy supplier Electricité de France(EDF). The building’s glass facade featured solar panels electrochromic glass areas that dimmed based on sunlight levels.
6. Tour Incity – Height: 656 ft (200m)
Inaugurated in late June of2016, the tower stands as the tallest only after La Défense’s Tour First towers within Lyon city. Developed in part by Sogelym Dixence SA according to Axone Promotion Architectural specifications; it combines exceptional standards of technical equipment essential for any high-rise structure while providing users with isolated workspaces crafted uniquely for optimum privacy experience unseen before newly implemented technologies.
7. Tour Part-Dieu – Height: 328 ft (103m)
The last but not least on our list is Lyon towering plaza known as Tour Part-Dieu constructed between 1971-1977 located in one of central Lyon neighborhoods providing residents panoramic views across cityscape because its altitudes reach high above surrounding area.
Did you know that Le Corbusier was responsible for designing one of France’s most iconic buildings? The architectural masterpiece he created back then still stands tall today as a testament to his visionary ideas. In fact, several buildings were influenced by his design principles such as modular architecture which transformed many other French urban centers contributing significantly to the French architecture.
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In conclusion, the top 7 tallest office buildings in France are architectural masterpieces that have helped shape and mold France into the beautiful country it is today. From towering heights of Tour First to state-of-the-art designs of Tour Part-Dieu, each structure has a unique story to tell. Visiting these structures should be a part of your itinerary during your visit. Don’t miss out on admiring their outstanding beauty, historical significance and economic contribution to France’s wealth.