The city of Paris, known for its captivating beauty and rich history, is also home to some of the world’s most impressive skyscrapers. In this article, we’ll explore the 7 tallest office buildings in Paris, France and learn more about their unique features.
1. Tour First – Height: 758 feet (231m)
With its sleek glass façade and modern design, Tour First stands tall as the tallest office building in Paris. Located in La Défense business district, this building offers a mixed-use space that includes offices, conference rooms, restaurants and even an auditorium. One interesting fact about Tour First is that it was originally built as a residential tower before being converted to an office tower in 2010.
2. Tour Montparnasse – Height: 689 feet (210m)
Despite being one of the most controversial buildings in Paris due to its unconventional design and height restriction laws imposed after its construction over four decades ago, Tour Montparnasse still manages to impress with breathtaking views from its observation deck. This iconic building houses several large companies such as SNCF rail company among others. The surrounding neighborhood attracts those seeking trendy restaurants and eclectic shops too!
3. Tour Total – Height: 594 feet (186m)
Tour Total’s uniquely angled diamond-shaped facade only adds to its stature as one of the tallest buildings amid La Défense business district skyline. Housing oil giant Total’s headquarters along with other high-end clients like PwC or Ipsos . With energy efficiency panels on its exterior enhancing environmental credibility it was sold for £1bn this year.
4. AXA Tower – Height: 571 feet (174m)
Used by French financial firm AXA insurance co., this modern white skyscraper takes a rightful place among some iconic neighbors such as Grand Arche de la Defense, American Express bank HQ. It has been noted how beneficial amount of natural light exposure is to AXA’s employees well-being, as sunlight penetrates through its glass façade that embodies open relaxed ambiance inside.
5. Tour CB21 – Height: 558 feet (171m)
Standing out uniquely in the skyline and distinctly identifiable for its slightly curved facade is CB21. Standing tall at 172 meters, this is one of the largest business centers with Feng Shui-influenced design by UbLoc Studio onsite offices are occupied by multinational companies such as Accenture, Google and Microsoft.
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6. Tour Gan – Height: 548 feet (167m)
Touring almost half Parisian’s downtown viewing from Montmartre hill Gan tower hosts insurance concerns, AG2R La Mondiale, & Société Foncière Lyonnaise and about fifteen other companies altogether on twelve floors. In a city known for revered architecture but also having endured some heavy criticism about “ugly” buildings in past times it is not surprising that from this point forward these building were once considered controversial.
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7. Tour D2 – Height: 570 feet (171m)
While not quite as tall as others on the list, the impressively slanted shape and large area of windows in Tour D2 still capture people’s attention.It houses Microsoft France HQ along with CGI corporate clients. The tower also sports panoramic observation decks complete with an artistically designed exterior concrete wall constructed using digital technology which changes colors depending on time of day. Visiting Paris provides opportunity to not only explore world-renown avenues, charming neighborhoods but also appreciate some very vanguard supertall office towers bring new chapter into already rich architectural heritage.
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The design of Montparnasse Tower was intended to reflect modernity however being built long before updated building codes led to implementation of taller buildings around city,it received much public backlash resulting in height restiriction mandates throughout central Paris for several years afterwards!