paris approves herzog & de meuron’s 180-meter triangle tower
all images courtesy of tour traingle / herzog & de meuron

 

 

 

the first skyscraper in paris for nearly 40 years is set to be built, after the city finally approved herzog & de meuron’s much-discussed ‘triangle tower’. original plans for the project were unveiled in 2008, and had proved controversial with politicians and citizens alike. coinciding with the announcement, further images of the scheme have been revealed – under its new name of ‘triangle 2’.

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the tower will become the third tallest structure in the french capital

 

 

 

standing at a height of 180 meters, the tower will become the third tallest structure in the french capital, after paris recently raised the height limit for new buildings. the scheme will house a 120 room hotel, a fine-dining restaurant, a bar and 70,000 square meters of office space. modifications to the scheme also include 2,240 square meters of co-working space, a daycare facility for up to 60 children and other community facilities at the building’s lower levels.

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the scheme’s expansive entrance lobby

 

 

 

the last skyscraper to be built in the french capital was the 59-storey montparnasse tower in 1973. the structure remains today an alien addition to the city’s relatively horizontal landscape. the unloved edifice has consequently made parisians wary of the threat that such high-rises pose in permanently damaging the look and feel of the existing metropolis.

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a restaurant is found at the upper levels of the plan

 

 

 

plans for the triangle tower had initially been rejected by local authorities in november 2014, before paris’ mayor anne hidalgo deemed that the vote was invalid. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

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sweeping views are provided across paris

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the skyscraper will be located in the city’s porte de versailles neighborhood

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the area is home to numerous convention halls

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an aerial rendering of the vast site

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modifications to the scheme include co-working spaces and a daycare facility

 

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