Front de Seine

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Front de Seine as seen from the Pont de Bir-Hakeim
Front de Seine as seen from the Pont Mirabeau

Front de Seine (also known as Beaugrenelle) is a district in Paris, France, located along the river Seine in the 15th arrondissement right at the South of the Eiffel Tower. It is, with the 13th arrondissement, one of the few districts in the city of Paris containing highrise buildings, as most have been constructed outside the city (notably in La Défense).

Description[edit]

The Front de Seine district is the result of an urban planning project from the 1970s. It includes about 20 towers reaching nearly 100 m of height built all around an elevated espalanade. That esplanade is paved with frescos that can be seen only from the elevated floors of the towers. As opposed to Italie 13, the design of the towers is much more varied. The Hôtel Novotel Paris-Tour Eiffel (formerly known as Hôtel Nikkō), for instance, has red-encircled windows, while the Tour Totem consists of a stack of several glassed-blocks.

Furthermore, while 13th arrondissement towers are predominantly residential and La Défense towers are predominantly commercial, the towers of the Front de Seine are of mixed commercial and residential use.


High-rise buildings[edit]

Among the tallest towers in the district, we can find rising to 98 meters:

Sculpture-fountain "Cristaux" by Jean-Yves Lechevallier nestled in a small park, Square Béla Bartók, between the towers
  • Tour Avant-Seine (1975): 98 m, 32 storeys.
  • Tour Mars (1974): 98 m, 32 storeys.
  • Tour Paris Côté Seine (1977): 98 m, 32 storeys.
  • Tour Seine (1970): 98 m, 32 storeys
  • Tour Espace 2000 (1976): 98 m, 31 storeys.
  • Tour Évasion 2000 (1971): 98 m, 31 storeys.
  • Hôtel Novotel Paris-Tour Eiffel (1976): 98 m, 31 storeys.
  • Tour Totem (1979): 98 m, 31 storeys.
  • Tour Beaugrenelle (1979): 98 m, 30 storeys.
  • Tour Panorama (1974): 98 m, 30 storeys.
  • Tour Perspective 1 (1973): 98 m, 30 storeys.
  • Tour Perspective 2 (1975): 98 m, 30 storeys.
  • Tour Reflets (1976): 98 m, 30 storeys.
  • Tour Rive Gauche (1975): 98 m, 30 storeys.
  • Tour Keller (1970): 98 m, 29 storeys.
  • Tour Cristal (1990): 98 m, 27 storeys.
  • 79 quai André Citroën: 24 storeys.
  • Tour Mirabeau (1972): 18 storeys.
  • Immeuble le Village (1973): 17 storeys.
  • Bureaux Hachette Livre (1969): 12 storeys.
  • Tour Mercure (1973): 12 storeys.

Other Structures[edit]

Cheminée du Front de Seine (1971): 130 meters

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Coordinates: 48°51′3.87″N 2°17′7.61″E / 48.8510750°N 2.2854472°E / 48.8510750; 2.2854472