Tour Part-Dieu

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Tour Part-Dieu
Tour Part-Dieu
Tour Part-Dieu (right)
Tour Incity (left)
Basic data
Place: Lyon , France
Construction time : 1972-1977
Status : built
Architectural style : Postmodern
Architects : Araldo Cossutta and partners, Stéphane du Château
Technical specifications
Height : 165 m
Height to the top: 165 m
Height to the roof: 144 m
Rank (height) : 1 (Lyon)
Floors : 42
Elevators : 19th
Usable area : 78,202 m²
Building material : Concrete, steel, glass, aluminum

The Tour Part-Dieu (also Tour de la Part-Dieu or colloquially Le Crayon , formerly Tour du Crédit-Lyonnais ) is a skyscraper in the Quartier de la Part-Dieu of the 3rd arrondissement of the south-east French city of Lyon . Construction began in 1972. When it was completed in 1977, the 165 meter high office tower was the tallest in the city. This status was retained until 2015, before it was replaced by the 170-meter-high Tour Incity . The structure has 42 floors above ground and an area of ​​approximately 78,202 square meters. The 165 meter high building houses offices, restaurants and a hotel belonging to the Radisson Blu chain . Because of its appearance, the office tower is often jokingly called “crayon” ( pencil ). The skyscraper was designed by the architects Araldo Cossutta and Stéphane du Château .

The skyscraper is the second tallest in France outside of the greater Paris area . While it was the fourth tallest building in France when it was completed in 1977, it is only the thirteenth tallest (as of 2016). Apart from the Tour Incity, all eleven taller skyscrapers are in the greater Paris area.

The nearest metro station is Gare Part-Dieu - Vivier Merle , the nearest train station is Lyon-Part-Dieu .

See also

Web links

Commons : Tour Part-Dieu  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 45 ° 45 ′ 40 ″  N , 4 ° 51 ′ 13 ″  E