Paris Facts

150m+ Buildings 2 Completed
Tallest Building Tour Montparnasse (209 m)
Global Ranking #172 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #16 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #3 in France by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Tour Montparnasse (1973)
Average Building Age 22 years
Most Common Function Office, 50%
Most Common Material Composite, 100%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Palais de Justice 2017 160 m
2   Hotel Concorde Lafayette 1974 137 m
3   Tour Prelude 1979 123 m
4   Hotel Meridien Montparnasse 1971 116 m
5   Tour Super-Italie 1972 112 m
6   Tour Fugue 1972 108 m
7   Tour Helsinki 1974 104 m
8   Tour Anvers 1976 104 m
9   Tour Athènes 1972 104 m
10   Tour Londres 1976 104 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Tour Montparnasse 2024 209 m
2   Tour Triangle - 180 m
3   Tours DUO 1 2020 180 m
4   Le Cinq - 179 m
5   Tours DUO 2 2020 122 m
6   Baobab - 120 m
7   UNIC - 50 m
  Proposed
1   Tour Montparnasse 2024 209 m
2   Tour Triangle - 180 m
3   Tours DUO 1 2020 180 m
4   Le Cinq - 179 m
5   Palais de Justice 2017 160 m
6   Hotel Concorde Lafayette 1974 137 m
7   Tour Prelude 1979 123 m
8   Tours DUO 2 2020 122 m
9   Baobab - 120 m
10   Hotel Meridien Montparnasse 1971 116 m

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CTBUH Initiatives

Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017 – CTBUH Research

Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For Research Projects
19-23 Jan 2015 – Tour Report

1977 Paris 2nd World Congress: Urban Space for Life and Work
21-25 Nov 1977 – Conference

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Paris

Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
Executive Director’s Europe Trip Paves Way For Research Projects
19-23 Jan 2015, Paris – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Research Director Dario Trabucco made a week-long journey to Paris and Luxembourg to pursue several initiatives on behalf of the Council.
1977 Paris 2nd World Congress: Urban Space for Life and Work
21-25 Nov 1977, Paris – Conference
The 2nd World Congress was held in Paris, France in November 1977 focusing on "2001: Urban Space for Life and Work".
1971 Paris Conference: Planning and Design of Tall Buildings
21-22 Jan 1971, Paris – Conference
The 1971 First Regional Conference on Planning and Design of Tall Buildings was held in Paris, France on January 21-22.

Global News

Callebaut Proposes 132-Story Urban Farm
27 Jan 2014 – The newest innovation from architect Vincent…

Eiffel Tower Lit for Mandela
16 Dec 2013 – The Eiffel Tower was lit with a spectacular…

Eiffel Tower Stairs Put Up on Sale
25 Nov 2013 – A 15-step section of the Eiffel Tower's original…

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Callebaut Proposes 132-Story Urban Farm
27 Jan 2014
The newest innovation from architect Vincent Callebaut is for a 132-floor urban farm that does not rest upon a tall building; it is the tall building. All forms of farm…
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Eiffel Tower Lit for Mandela
16 Dec 2013
The Eiffel Tower was lit with a spectacular display in honor of the recently deceased freedom fighter and president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. The inscription “…
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Eiffel Tower Stairs Put Up on Sale
25 Nov 2013
A 15-step section of the Eiffel Tower's original spiral staircase, which once was part of the connection between the second and third levels, will be sold today in Paris…
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Abandoned Apartment Building Becomes Graffiti Gallery
25 Oct 2013
Galerie Itinerrance, a Parisian art gallery, invited 105 visual artists from around the world to paint the interior and exterior of an abandoned nine-story social housing…
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Pritzker-winning Architect Designs Paris Courthouse Tower
14 Oct 2013
Renzo Piano Building Workshop has unveiled the design of the Paris Courthouse, a multi-story tower comprised of four volumes. The Palais de Justice, located in the Clichy…
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Parisian Skyscraper Pair May Move Forward
18 Sep 2013
Russian developer Hermitage seems to be moving forward with its long-stalled Hermitage Plaza in the La Defense district of Paris. The €3 billion (US$4 billion) complex…
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Eiffel Tower Operations Stalled by Strike
26 Jun 2013
The Eiffel Tower was closed on Tuesday, June 25, at the height of the tourist season, following a strike by workers for better work conditions and more pay. The…
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Artist Uses Tall Building as Canvas to Improve Community
26 Apr 2013
Parisian street artist C215 has completed a 25-meter (82-foot) painting on the exterior of a tall building in a low-income neighborhood in the city. The painting was…

Videos

Jeddah Mall: The Connection Between Jeddah Tower and the Urban Environment
18 Oct 2016 – Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects

Interview: Evolution of Tall Buildings in Paris
12 Jun 2013 – Stefan De Faÿ, Paris la Defense Seine Arche

Renovation of an iconic tower of Paris
Oct 2011 – Trino Beltran, Bouygues Batiment International

Research Papers

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III

Confronting the Question of Demolition or Renovation
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV

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Papers Related to Paris

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than…
Confronting the Question of Demolition or Renovation
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Dario Trabucco & Fava Pablo, Università IUAV di Venezia
Crumbling façades, asbestos, and outdated elevators are often cited as reasons to tear down tall buildings and create new skyscrapers. However, renovating a tall building…
The History of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Nathaniel Hollister, CTBUH
Due to the compact and historic nature of its cities, some unpopular designs, and an unfortunate association with public housing, Europe had historically been slow to…
Developing Skyscraper Districts: La Défense
Mar 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Maria Scicolone, L’Etablissement public d’aménagement de La Défense Seine Arche (EPADESA)
European cities chose to develop a purpose-built business district away from the city center. The paper discusses the origins of the development; the forces which have…

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