When the Tour Montparnasse was completed in 1973, its incongruous black facade and size led to Parisians saying “Never Again” to skyscrapers in Paris. It has taken forty years, but two are finally being built within the city limits: presenting the Tours Duo.
Wooden construction has numerous benefits, both aesthetic and ecological. No wonder it’s playing a bigger role in urban planning, with numerous projects started in 2016. A huge office block in the 13th is to be completed by early 2017.
Beyond the well-known tourist landmarks, the French capital is full of charming and quirky architectural details to regale first-time visitors and residents alike. One of them is Paris’ narrowest building; another is its thinnest façade.
Following the trend throughout France, real estate prices are dipping slightly in almost every Paris arrondissement. This presents some great opportunities for buyers. Weekly news magazine l’Express questioned agents in each arrondissement to get their view of market trends.
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