In the 70’s, after a bad experience with skyscrapers, the city of Paris banned the construction of buildings over seven stories high. But 42 years later, the French capital’s Councillors approved its first skyscraper: a triangular tower 180 meters high called Tour Triangle. Some may say an controversial new skyscraper.
The construction of the building, which will cost more than €500-million was approved on June 30 2015. From certain angles it will look like a super tall and thin building, but from other angles it will be a huge pyramid that casts a wide shadow over the neighborhood. The skyscraper was designed by some of the best architects nowadays, Herzog & de Meuron – the Swiss firm known for projects including the Beijing Olympic stadium and New York’s Parrish Art Museum.