Photo: Foster + Partners
Hermitage Plaza, a new development in the Parisian neighbourhood of La Défense, was granted planning permission by French authorities this week.The development will include two huge 93 story towers as well as multiple shops, cafes and a public plaza.
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Crucially, the Telegraph reports, the towers will beat the still under construction Shard tower in London to become the tallest buildings in Europe — meaning that the much lauded British project, due to open this year, will only hold the title for 4 years.
The Hermitage Plaza will stand at 1,017 feet, just 40 feet taller than the Shard.
Grant Brooker, a senior partner at British architecture firm Foster + Partners said:
“Our ambition was to create a project that would inject new life into La Défense by bringing a new type of occupation and creating a new public focus on the edge of the Seine. This announcement represents a very important stage in the project’s development and is thanks to the passion of our client, Emin Iskenderov, and the support we have had from EPAD, the City of Courbevoie and the Département de Hauts-de-Seine – we could not have reached this milestone without them.”
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