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|Antenna spire||187 m (614 ft)|
|Roof||179 m (587 ft)|
|Floor area||70,500 m2 (759,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Harrison & Abramovitz, J. P. Bisseuil|
Tour CB21, formerly Tour Gan, is an office skyscraper located in La Défense, the high-rise business district situated west of Paris, France. It was designed by celebrated American architect Max Abramovitz.
Built from 1972 to 1974, the tower is 179 m (587 ft) tall at roof height. However, it reaches 187 m (614 ft) once including the antenna located on the roof. It is the fourth-tallest skyscraper in La Défense after Tour First, Tour Total and Tour Areva. Its ground shape is in the form of a Greek cross.
In 1972, during construction, a protest campaign opposed the building of Tour Gan, which was deemed too tall and thus too visible from the historical center of Paris and particularly from the Champs-Elysées. Protesters demanded a reduction in height. However, those protests had no effect and the tower was completed at the planned height.
- Tour GAN (Emporis)