Tour Triangle by Herzog & de Meuron

Located in the exhibition site Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, Paris, Tour Triangle is a proposed skyscraper that is 180 meters tall 43 floors glass pyramid with trapezoid base.

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: Paris, France
Images courtesy of Unibail-Rodamco

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Designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, the project has been in development since 2006, with a target date for completion in 2017.

Once completed, this giant triangle will be Paris’ first skyscraper in 40 years, the Pompidou Centre built in 1977 is the last tower to be built in the central city.

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Inspiration from architect:

The building’s trapezoidal footprint is generated by rotating the north and south axis from the rectangular plot to create a dynamic setback from the peripheral boulevard to the south and from the Palais des Sport to the north. Its triangular shape reduces casting shadows on adjacent residential buildings.

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The bad news came: the plans were rejected by Paris City councillors on Monday November 17th, 2014.