Tour Eqho

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Tour Eqho
General information
TypeOffice
LocationLa Défense
(Courbevoie)
Coordinates48°53′32″N 2°14′48″E / 48.89222°N 2.24667°E / 48.89222; 2.24667Coordinates: 48°53′32″N 2°14′48″E / 48.89222°N 2.24667°E / 48.89222; 2.24667
Completed1988
Height
Antenna spire130 m (430 ft)
Roof130 m (430 ft)
Technical details
Floor count40
Floor area100,000 m2 (1,100,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectJean Willerval, Fernando Urquijo, Giorgio Macola

Tour Eqho (also known as Tour IBM, and Tour Descartes) is an office skyscraper located in La Défense business district situated west of Paris, France.

Built in 1988, the tower, with a height of 130 meters, belongs to the third generation of towers in La Défense. The tower takes the shape of a parallelepiped in which a semi-cylinder would have been extruded on the main façade. Tour Descartes used to host the French headquarters of IBM Corporation until 2010. It now hosts a variety of companies with KPMG taking the most floors

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