Floor Story


Paris – city of art and architecture – is both exciting and inspiring, and always has new things to discover. The latest that I came across is the "Métamorphose de la Tour Montparnasse" exhibition at the Pavillon de L’Arsenal. The Montparnasse Tower is an office block that stands some 210 metres high in the south-central part of the city. It was built between 1969 and 1973 by architect Roger Saubot, on the site of the original Montparnasse station that was demolished in 1965. It is 59 storeys high, making it the second-highest construction in the French capital after the Eiffel Tower. Until 2011, it was the tallest high-rise building in France, before it was overtaken by the Tour First in the La Défense quarter, which is the largest office district in Europe. The towers and buildings are certainly breath-taking, but the best-known structure is the Grande Arche.