Paris will see their first skyscraper in forty years as the city has finally approved the plans of the triangle tower by Herzog & Meuron. The plans have been submitted since 2008 and have been proved controversial with politicians and citizens, they have undergone a few changes and the project has returned with a new name ‘triangle 2’ .
Standing at a height of 180 meters it will be the third tallest structure in the French capital after they raised the height limit for new buildings. This tower will house a 120 room hotel, a fine dining restaurant, a bar and 70000 square meters of office space. It also offers daycare facilities for about 60 children and other community facilities in the lower levels.
The last skyscraper was built in 1973 and till today the Parisians are not too happy with the way it stands out amongst the otherwise horizontal landscape. The tower will be located in the city’s porte de Versailles neighbourhood which already houses numerous convention halls.
The next time you visit Paris be ready to see a change in the skyline with this 180 foot triangle tower.
[Via – Design Boom]