|Type||Office, monument and retail|
|Antenna spire||296 m (971 ft)|
|Floor area||130,000 m2 (1,400,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Morphosis (Thom Mayne)|
|Structural engineer||IBE Consulting Engineers (MEP[disambiguation needed])|
The Phare Tower (Tour Phare), in English, "Lighthouse Tower", is a planned approx. 300-metre (984 ft) tall skyscraper with 71 floors designed as a green building to be built in Courbevoie (Hauts-de-Seine), France, in the La Défense district of suburban Paris. The building is being designed by Los Angeles-based Morphosis, headed by architect Thom Mayne, and is scheduled to be completed in 2017. When completed, it will be the tallest skyscraper in Paris and one of the tallest in the European Union.
While the French word phare means lighthouse (from Pharos) when employed alone, it also applies to any source of light used as a beacon. In this context, phare is used to describe the tower as something that will bring attention. Tour Phare is then meant to bring an architectural beacon to the periphery of Paris and more specifically La Défense.
- Design Build Network: Le Phare
- Treehugger: Thom Mayne to Build Big Eco-Tower in Paris
- Marvelous Architectures: Paris plans rival to Eiffel Tower
- Stamberg, Susan (April 28, 2007). "A New Tower to Soar Over Paris". NPR.
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