List of tallest buildings and structures in the Paris region

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East view of La Défense.
North view of La Défense.

This page presents a list of the tallest skyscrapers buildings and structures in the Paris region, consisting of the inner Paris urban area (Paris and its neighboring communes).

The Paris urban area currently contains the most skyscrapers of any metropolitan area, along with Greater London in the European Union.[1] As of 2014, there are 17 skyscrapers that reach a roof height of at least 150 metres (492 feet), compared to 12 such skyscrapers in Frankfurt am Main, and 5 in Madrid and Warsaw.

Most of the Paris area's high-rise buildings are located in three distinct areas:

- La Défense, located in the western inner suburbs in the département of the Hauts-de-Seine: La Défense is the largest purpose-built business district in Europe. Unlike the other high-rise areas, La Défense is dominated mostly by office buildings. 16 of the 17 skyscrapers in the Paris region are located in La Défense.
- Italie 13, located in the southern half of the 13th arrondissement: The 13th arrondissement towers are mostly residential, located in the south of the arrondissement, in what is today le Quartier chinois (Chinatown);
- Front de Seine, located in the 15th arrondissement: Most of the buildings of the Front de Seine, which is in close proximity to the Eiffel Tower, were built in the 1970s and 1980s and are of mixed commercial and residential use. The tallest building is the Tour Montparnasse, the only skyscraper within the city limits of Paris.

Other high-rise buildings are scattered throughout the Paris area, mainly in close proximity to the Périphérique freeway. These include Les Mercuriales in Bagnolet, the Tour Pleyel in Saint-Denis, and the Hôtel Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile in the city proper (near the Porte Maillot).

However the tallest tower is built within central Paris: the iconic Eiffel Tower standing alongside the Seine River at the heart of the 7th arrondissement. Built in 1889, it was the first man-made structure in the world to exceed 1,000 feet.

Completed structures[edit]

La Défense at night

This list ranks the Paris area buildings that stand at least 100 metres (328 ft) tall.[2] Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height.

Rank Name Built Use Height
(metres)
Height
(feet)
Levels District Commune
(municipality)
1 Tour First 1974 / 2011 office 231 739 50 La Défense Courbevoie
2 Tour Maine Montparnasse 1969–1973 office 210.0 689 59 15th arr. Paris
3 tour Majunga 2014 office 194.0 636 47 La Défense Puteaux
4 Tour Total 1985 office 187.0 614 48 La Défense Courbevoie
5 Tour T1 2008 office 185.0 607 38 La Défense Courbevoie
6 Tour Areva 1974 office 184.0 604 44 La Défense Courbevoie
7 Tour Granite (Société Générale) 2008 office 183.0 600 37 La Défense Nanterre
8 Tour Gan 1974 office 179.0 587 44 La Défense Courbevoie
9 Tour D2 2014 office 175.0 574 37 La Défense Courbevoie
10 Tour Alicante (Société Générale) 1995 office 167.0 548 37 La Défense Nanterre
11 Tour Chassagne (Société Générale) 1995 office 167.0 548 37 La Défense Nanterre
12 Tour Carpe Diem 2013 office 166.0 531 32 La Défense Courbevoie
13 Tour EDF 2001 office 165.0 541 41 La Défense Puteaux
14 Cœur Défense 2001 office 161.0 528 40 La Défense Courbevoie
15 Tour Adria (Technip) 2002 office 155.0 509 40 La Défense Courbevoie
16 Tour Égée (Ernst&Young) 1999 office 155.0 509 40 La Défense Courbevoie
17 Tour Ariane 1975 office 152.0 499 36 La Défense Puteaux
18 Tour Pleyel 1972 mixed 143.0 469 37 Carrefour Pleyel Saint-Denis
19 Tour CBX 2005 office 142.0 466 36 La Défense Courbevoie
20 Hôtel Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile 1974 hotel 137.0 (190.0 - antenna) 449 33 17th arr. Paris
21 Tour Défense 2000 1974 residential 136.0 446 46 La Défense Puteaux
22 Tour Europlaza 1995 office 135.0 443 31 La Défense Courbevoie
23 Tour Descartes (IBM) 1988 office 130.0 427 40 La Défense Courbevoie
24 Tour Les Poissons 1970 mixed 128.0 420 42 La Défense Courbevoie
25 Tour France 1973 residential 126.0 413 40 La Défense Puteaux
26 Tour Olympe (Daewoo) 1974 office 125.0 410 35 Porte d'Aubervilliers Aubervilliers
27 Tour Prélude, Orgues de Flandre 1979 residential 123.1 404 39 19th arr. Paris
28 Tour Levant, les Mercuriales 1975 office 122.0 400 33 Porte de Bagnolet Bagnolet
29 Tour Ponant, les Mercuriales 1975 office 122.0 400 33 Porte de Bagnolet Bagnolet
30 Tour Franklin 1972 office 120.0 394 33 La Défense Puteaux
31 Tour Sequoia (Bull, Cegetel, SFR) 1990 office 119.0 390 33 La Défense Puteaux
32 Tour Winterthur 1973 office 119.0 390 33 La Défense Puteaux
33 Tour Michelet (Total) 1985 office 117.0 384 34 La Défense Puteaux
34 Tour CGI 2003 office 117.0 384 32 La Défense Courbevoie
35 Pullman Paris Montparnasse Hotel 1974 hotel 116.1 381 31 14th arr. Paris
36 Tour Super-Italie 1973 residential 113.0 371 38 13th arr. Paris
37 Tour Neptune 1972 office 113.0 371 28 La Défense Courbevoie
38 Préfecture des Hauts-de-Seine 1974 office 113.0 371 25 La Défense Nanterre
39 Grande Arche 1989 monument, office 110.0 361 37 La Défense Puteaux
40 Tour Manhattan 1975 office 110.0 361 32 La Défense Courbevoie
41 Tour Giralda residential 110.0 361 36 20th arr. Paris
42 Tour Aurore 1970 office 110.0 361 29 La Défense Courbevoie
43 Tour Eve 1975 mixed 109.0 358 36 La Défense Puteaux
44 Tour Initiale 1967 office 109.0 358 30 La Défense Puteaux
45 Tour Fugue, Orgues de Flandre 1972 residential 108.0 354 35 19th arr. Paris
46 Tour Nuage 1, Tours Aillaud 1976 residential 105.0 344 39 La Défense Nanterre
47 Tour Nuage 2, Tours Aillaud 1976 residential 105.0 344 39 La Défense Nanterre
48 Résidence Antoine et Cléopâtre, Italie 13 1970 residential 104.0 341 37 13th arr. Paris
49 Tour Gambetta 1975 residential 104.0 341 37 La Défense Courbevoie
50 Tour Anvers, Les Olympiades [3] 1974 residential 104.0 341 36 13th arr. Paris
51 Tour Athènes, Les Olympiades [4] 1974 residential 104.0 341 36 13th arr. Paris
52 Tour Cortina, Les Olympiades [5] 1970 residential 104.0 341 34 13th arr. Paris
53 Tour Helsinki, Les Olympiades [6] 1974 residential 104.0 341 36 13th arr. Paris
54 Tour Londres, Les Olympiades [7] 1974 residential 104.0 341 36 13th arr. Paris
55 Tour Mexico, Les Olympiades [8] 1974 residential 104.0 341 36 13th arr. Paris
56 Tour Sapporo, Les Olympiades [9] 1974 residential 104.0 341 36 13th arr. Paris
57 Tour Tokyo, Les Olympiades [10] 1974 residential 104.0 341 36 13th arr. Paris
58 Tour Chéops, Italie 13 1970 residential 103.0 338 35 13th arr. Paris
59 Tour Mykérinos, Italie 13 1970 residential 103.0 338 35 13th arr. Paris
60 Tour Cèdre 1998 office 103.0 338 26 La Défense Courbevoie
61 Tour Ancône, Italie 13 1970 residential 102.0 335 35 13th arr. Paris
62 Tour Bologne, Italie 13 1970 residential 102.0 335 35 13th arr. Paris
63 Tour Ferrare, Italie 13 1970 residential 102.0 335 35 13th arr. Paris
64 Tour Palerme, Italie 13 1970 residential 102.0 335 35 13th arr. Paris
65 Tour Ravenne, Italie 13 1970 residential 102.0 335 35 13th arr. Paris
66 Tour Cantate, Orgues de Flandre 1979 residential 101.0 331 30 19th arr. Paris
67 Tour Opus12 1973 office 100.0 328 27 La Défense Puteaux
68 Tour Athéna 1984 office 100.0 328 25 La Défense Puteaux
69 Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel, Front de Seine 1976 hotel 100.0 328 31 15th arr. Paris
70 Tour Totem, Front de Seine 1979 residential 100.0 328 31 15th arr. Paris
71 Tour Sequana 2010 office 100 328 23 Issy-les-Moulineaux
72 Tour Les Terrasses Rodin 1979 residential 100 328 29 Issy-les-Moulineaux
A panoramic view of Paris' Front de Seine
A panoramic view of the towers of the 13th arrondissement of Paris

Structures proposed, approved, or under construction[edit]

This is a list of structures that are either under construction or due to start construction soon. Structures are sorted by planned height. The Authority managing La Défense, the EPAD, has launched several contests for new towers in a large scale operation of renovation of the business district. The tallest towers are expected to exceed 300 m. Other proposed projects are currently being talked about in other municipalities of the inner suburbs such as Issy-les-Moulineaux, Boulogne-Billancourt or Saint-Denis.

Name Use Height Levels District Commune
(municipality)
Notes
meters feet
Hermitage Plaza 1 office 320 1,050 92 La Défense Courbevoie approved
Hermitage Plaza 2 office 320 1,050 94 La Défense Courbevoie approved
Tour Phare office 297 975 68 La Défense Puteaux on hold
Tour Air² office 202 663 43 La Défense Courbevoie approved
Tour Majunga office 194 636 45 La Défense Puteaux under construction
Triangle office 180 591 41 Val de Seine Paris proposed
Tour D2 office 160 525 37 La Défense Courbevoie under construction
Tour AVA office 142 466 34 La Défense Courbevoie proposed

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ by Egbert Gramsbergen and Paul Kazmierczak, Almanac of Architecture and Design 2004. "Skyscraper Cities Ranking List". Retrieved 2006-06-29. 
  2. ^ "www.paris-skyscrapers.com". Paris-Skyscrapers. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  3. ^ Tour Cortina, Paris
  4. ^ emporis.com
  5. ^ emporis.com
  6. ^ emporis.com
  7. ^ emporis.com
  8. ^ emporis.com
  9. ^ emporis.com
  10. ^ emporis.com

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