Tour Areva

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Tour Areva
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Tour Areva (Formerly Tour Fiat) La Défense
General information
Type Office
Location La Défense
(Courbevoie)
Coordinates 48°53′32″N 2°14′31″E / 48.89222°N 2.24194°E / 48.89222; 2.24194Coordinates: 48°53′32″N 2°14′31″E / 48.89222°N 2.24194°E / 48.89222; 2.24194
Construction started 1972
Completed 1974
Height
Antenna spire 184 m (604 ft)
Roof 184 m (604 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44
Floor area 125,000 m2 (1,350,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Roger Saubot, Francois Jullien

Tour Areva (previously known as Tour Framatome and Tour Fiat) is an office skyscraper located in La Défense, a high-rise business district, and in the commune of Courbevoie, France, west of Paris.

Built in 1974, the tower is 184 m (604 feet) tall.

Tour Areva is entirely black; its cladding is made of dark granite and darkened windows. Its shape is that of a perfect square prism. It is said that its architects were inspired by the black monolith in Stanley Kubrick's movie "2001: A Space Odyssey".

The site where the tower was built was codenamed CB1 in La Défense initial master plan. A twin tower of Tour Areva was initially planned at the current location of the Tour Total, but was cancelled due to the oil crisis of 1974.

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