France Towers of Part-Dieu district

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Frédéric Monin

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Part-Dieu is a district located in the 3rd arrondissement of the city of Lyon. Important multimodal hub, it’s considered the second city center of Lyon after the peninsula. Originally conceived as an alternative to the old city center, this district has become the central business district of the city and the first business district of France outside Île-de-France with 1,150,000 m2 of tertiary sector (net floor area) and 56,000 jobs. It is mainly composed of low-rise buildings and towers. It is the "nerve center" of the Lyon conurbation.
The Tour Part-Dieu (formerly Credit Tower of Lyon), nicknamed "the pencil", is an office skyscraper located at the Part-Dieu. Built between 1972 and 1977, the tower measures 164, 9 meters high. It's has become over time one of the symbols of the city of Lyon.
The Oxygen Tower is a 28-storey, 117-meter tall skyscraper. It is the third highest skyscraper in the city and was inaugurated on June 2, 2010.
The Incity Tower, nicknamed "the gum", is an office skyscraper located at the corner of rue Garibaldi and Cours Lafayette, it culminates at 202 meters high and is since 2016, the tallest skyscraper in Lyon, in front of the Part-Dieu tower and the Oxygène Tower, and the third tallest skyscraper in France behind the First Tower (La Défense) and the Montparnasse Tower (Paris).

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