27 Oct '15, 8pm

Paris rejects plans for triangle skyscraper

PARIS city councillors voted against plans on Monday for French capital’s first modern skyscraper in more than 40 years: the Tour Triangle . The 180-metre (590-foot) Tour Triangle was supposed to go up in the southwestern corner of the city by 2017, but local lawmakers blocked the proposal by 83 votes to 78 in heated scenes at city hall. Mayor Anne Hidalgo said she would launch a legal appeal against the vote, accusing councillors of displaying their voting cards in what was supposed to be a secret ballot. The Triangle tower project was supposed to create 5,000 jobs with construction costs put at 535 million euros ($670 million) in 2011. STORY: THE TRIANGLE WILL PIERCE PARIS SKYLINE But many lawmakers will have been thinking of the scorn that is still directed towards the Tour Montparnasse — a brown carbuncle opened in 1973 that remains the only skyscraper in the city cent...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/design/paris-rejects-triangle-skyscr...

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