Paris’s love-hate relationship with skyscrapers

The only skyscraper in the centre of Paris recently turned 40 years old. At 210 metres tall, the Montparnasse tower is a glass and steel structure in the middle of a city known for elegant, 19th century stone buildings. When it opened in 1973, it was immediately criticised for being ugly, and 40 years on, it still divides public opinion. So what’s the legacy of this much-loathed building, and is there a future for skyscrapers in the French capital?

Report for RFI English broadcast on 23rd July 2013.

Click here to listen on the RFI English website.

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