Paris’s controversial new skyscraper

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.

Paris's controversial new skyscraper . 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.   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.

Paris's controversial new skyscraper

Paris's controversial new skyscraper

Paris's controversial new skyscraper

Paris's controversial new skyscraper

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