Front de Seine
(also known as Beaugrenelle
) is a district in Paris
, located along the river Seine
in the 15th arrondissement
right at the South of the Eiffel Tower
. It is with the 13th arrondissement
and La Défense
, one of the districts hosting the most highrise
buildings in the Paris area.
The Front de Seine district is the result of an urban planning
project from the 1970s. It includes about 20 towers reaching nearly 100 meters of height built all around an elevated espalanade. That esplanade is paved with frescos
that can only be seen from the elevated floors of the towers. As opposed to Italie 13
, the design of the towers is much more varied. The Hôtel Novotel Paris-Tour Eiffel
(formerly known as Hôtel Nikkō), for instance, has red-encircled windows while the Tour Totem
consists of a stack of several glassed-blocks.
Furthermore, while 13th arrondissement towers are predominantly residential and La Défense
towers are predominantly commercial, the towers from the Front de Seine
are of mixed commercial and residential use.
Among the tallest towers in the district, we can find rising to 98 meters:
- Tour Avant-Seine (1975): 98 m, 32 storeys.
- Tour Mars (1974): 98 m, 32 storeys.
- Tour Paris Côté Seine (1977): 98 m, 32 storeys.
- Tour Seine (1970): 98 m, 32 storeys
- Tour Espace 2000 (1976): 98 m, 31 storeys.
- Tour Évasion 2000 (1971): 98 m, 31 storeys.
- Hôtel Novotel Paris-Tour Eiffel (1976): 98 m, 31 storeys.
- Tour Totem......