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Paris may get first skyscraper in 40 years

Residents torn between disfiguring 19th-century skyline and new office space that may rejuvenate neighbourhood

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Paris is considering building Triangle Tower - a triangular, 42-storey glass office tower designed by Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron that would stand in the city's south-west corner.

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THE last skyscraper built in Paris opened in 1973, an unadorned dark block, rising 59 stories - the Montparnasse Tower. It was considered a disaster. To this day, Parisians joke that the tower offers the best views in the city, because it is the only place from which you cannot see