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Paris Skyscrapers Architecture

Images of Paris High-Rise Buildings, France

post updated 17 July 2022

Parisian Skyscrapers

Tour Paris

Major Paris Skyscraper Projects, alphabetical:

Eiffel Tower – Tour d’Eiffel, Rue de Champ de Mars, Paris VIIe
Date built: 1889
Design: Gustave Eiffel, France
Eiffel Tower Paris building structure
photo © Adrian Welch
Eiffel tower : the tower is 300m high; antenna up to 324m
In 2017 news was revealed that this famous French landmark structure could get a makeover as Paris bids for the 2024 Olympics. Mayor Anne Hidalgo proposed a 15-year, €300 million upgrade, to include better elevators, increased security, refurbished lights and an improved visitor entrance.

HEKLA, La Défense
Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
HEKLA Building, Paris La Défense Tower by Jean Nouvel Architect
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
HEKLA Paris Building
At 220 meters high, one of the business district’s highest buildings, HEKLA develops 76,000 sqm floor area of offices and services over 49 stories and can accommodate up to 5,800 employees in work spaces which are among the most innovative and environmentally-friendly in Paris La Défense.

Hermitage Plaza
Date of design: 2009-
Design: Foster + Partners, London
Hermitage Plaza Skyscrapers
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Hermitage Plaza

Montparnasse Tower – Tour Montparnasse, Paris XVe
Date built: 1973
Designers: Beaudoin, Cassan, De Marien, Saubot; A. Epstein & Sons International, Inc., Architects
The Montparnasse Tower is the tallest building in France, currently
Montparnasse Tower : 210m high
see the ‘Tour Montparnasse design’ further down this post

The Phare
Dates of design: 2007-12
Design: Morphosis Architects, USA
Phare Tower Paris Morphosis building design
rendering Unibail-Morphosis
Phare Tower Paris : 300m high

Société Générale tower, La Défense
Dates built: 2001-08
Design: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, France
Paris skyscraper
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Société Générale tower

Tour Carpe Diem
Date of design: 2008-
Design: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, USA
Tour Carpe Diem Paris
studio amd for Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Tour Carpe Diem

Tour Montparnasse design – Glass Future Prize Winner
Design: Studio Gang Architects, Chicago
Tour Montparnasse design by Studio Gang
image : Studio Gang
Tour Montparnasse Paris by Studio Gang
Developed for the international competition to redesign Tour Montparnasse, Studio Gang’s design transforms this monolithic skyscraper into a beautiful new landmark for twenty-first-century Paris—a tower that is simultaneously a dynamic hub for economic innovation, a vibrant center of community life, and a global model of sustainability.

Tour Signal La Défense – business / financial district
Date of design: 2008-
Design: Jean Nouvel, Paris
Tour Signal
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Tour Signal

10 Apr 2021
Trinity Tower – Tour Trinity La Défense, 1bis place de la Défense – 92800 Puteaux
Design: Cro&Co Architecture – Jean-Luc Crochon
Tour Trinity La Défense building
photo : Luc Boegly
Tour Trinity La Défense
The 150-meter Tour Trinity enjoys an exceptional location in the business district of La Défense, in Paris, on a site that had to be invented. In order to ensure its successful insertion in this particularly dense built environment, surrounded by architectural icons (CNIT, Tour Areva, Tour Total), Trinity stands above the traffic routes.

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