Tour Eqho

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Tour Eqho
General information
Type Office
Location La Défense
Coordinates 48°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
Completed 1988
Antenna spire 130 m (430 ft)
Roof 130 m (430 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 40
Floor area 100,000 m2 (1,100,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Jean 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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