Paris Unveils Tallest Office Block

8 May 2011 (Last Updated May 8th, 2011 18:30)

The city of Paris has opened the First Tower, a 231m skyscraper that is the tallest in France. The First Tower is a result of the stripping down and reconstruction of the Axa block in Paris' La Defense business quarter. The building features 80,000m² of office space spread o

The city of Paris has opened the First Tower, a 231m skyscraper that is the tallest in France.

The First Tower is a result of the stripping down and reconstruction of the Axa block in Paris' La Defense business quarter.

The building features 80,000m² of office space spread over 52 floors.

The construction cost of the tower is estimated at €300m.

The tower weighs 21,000t, twice as heavy as the Eiffel Tower, the tallest building in Paris with a height of 324m.