Saturday, February 6, 2010

Montparnasse Tower

Named after the area's name "Montparnasse", this tower is the only skyscraper in Paris. From the top at the 56th floor you can enjoy a very nice view that can be added to the one you have from the Eiffel Tower. The tower has been criticized a lot when it was built and still is. Some people even try to have it demolished. Nowadays it is not permitted anymore to built skyscraper in Paris because a law. The politics try to change this law but it seems to be a hard battle.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

The last time I was there, I stared at this building wondering if there was an observation point at the top. I wish I would have gone up to see for myself.

cieldequimper said...

Trop belle l'étoile de soleil !
J'y ai travaillé au 26è avec vue sur le Champ de Mars. Tu n'imagines pas les levers et couchers de soleil...

Starman said...

I like skyscrapers, but not in the city of Paris. There is plenty of room on the outskirts of the city. Par example, La Défense.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I have been to the top, and it is amazing. You could see right around you..Loved it and well worth the visit.

I understand about skyscrapers and they do have their place, lets hope they cannot build anymore in Paris...

Virginia said...

The funniest thing I've heard is that this tower is referred to as the box that la Tour Eiffel came in! HA
Well I think it's hideous. I can see this all over the US. Give me "old" Paris s'il vous plait or move the newer ones out, like Starman said.

Love your new pic Laurent!
V

tapirgal said...

I don't mind one tower, and I'm sure the view is wonderful (I've only been there in the rain or after dark). I love the sun star!

r l n ! said...

Interesting, how i had my eye going up first to the skyscraper, then all of a sudden riveted to the railroad tracks.

Chuck Pefley said...

I found this skyscraper to be completely out of character with the city of Paris. One of the things that makes Paris so delightful is the fact that it is built ona very human scale. Undoubtedly a fine view on a clear day, but if one needs a "high" view simply climb the well worn steps to the top of Sacre Couer!