Les Tours Duo, the last Parisian construction site of the "world before"


In the sky of eastern Paris, the Duo real estate complex, designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, will house the offices of the BPCE bank and a hotel. Credit: Fourmy Mario/ABACA

Launched ten years ago, a major project of this type could not exist today, because of its carbon footprint.

Peaking at 180 meters, the two Duo Towers are the third tallest building in Paris, after the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse Tower. More than ten years after the launch of the project, this new emblem of the Parisian "skyline", consisting of two towers of 180 and 120 meters, has just been inaugurated. "It represents a real sense of pride, says Nathalie Palladitcheff, President and CEO of Ivanhoé Cambridge, the Quebec group that developed and co-financed the Tours. It is an exceptional achievement that we have carried for more than ten years.” Project of 500 million euros, bearing the signature of the architect Jean Nouvel, the Duo Towers are inaugurated with a single tenant for the 97,000 m2 offices, BPCE bank, which co-financed the operation, and a hotel operated by the Laurent Taeïb group on the top ten floors of the smallest of the towers, with a bar and a restaurant on the top floor. With these tenants, success is there, despite a…

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