Gallery: Green Renovation Of Tour First, France’s Tallest Skyscraper, i...

Renovation on the Tour First skyscraper in La Defense, Paris began in 2007 and was recently completed this year. Built in 1974 and formerly known as the Tour UAP and the Tour AXA, the scraper used to be only 522 ft tall, but after the renovation led by New York-based firm Kohn Pederson Fox, the skyscraper's height was increased to 738 ft tall making it the tallest in France. The renovation also improved the quality of the rentable space inside and upped the energy efficiency giving Tour First status as the largest fully HQE certified office tower in France.

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