Tour Initiale

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Tour Initiale
General information
TypeOffice
LocationLa Défense
(Puteaux)
Coordinates48°53′13″N 2°15′05″E / 48.88694°N 2.25139°E / 48.88694; 2.25139Coordinates: 48°53′13″N 2°15′05″E / 48.88694°N 2.25139°E / 48.88694; 2.25139
Completed1966
Height
Antenna spire109 m (358 ft)
Roof109 m (358 ft)
Technical details
Floor count30
Floor area34,300 m2 (369,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectJean de Mailly, Jacques Depussé

Tour Initiale (previously known as tour Nobel) is an office building located in La Défense business district just west of Paris, France. The 105 m (344 ft) Tour Initiale was the first office tower built in the La Défense district with its construction being completed in 1966. In 1988, the tower was given an internal renovation, and the new name of Tour Initiale.

The Tour Initiale was designed by architects Jean de Mailly and Jacques Depussé and engineer Jean Prouvé who designed the building's glass facade. The tower uses curved glass on the building's corners, which, at the time of construction, was generally unknown in France and the glass had to be imported from the United States.

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