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    Tour First (previously known as Tour UAP between 1974-1998, and as Tour AXA between 1998-2007) is an office skyscraper in Courbevoie, a suburb in the La Défense district of Paris, France.

    The tower was built in 1974 by Bouygues for the UAP insurance company. The building was 159 m (522 ft) at that time. Its ground shape was in the form of a three-pointed star whose branches were separated each by a 120° angle. This particular shape was chosen to symbolize the merger of the three French insurance companies that were at the origin of UAP. The tower was renamed Tour AXA when UAP was bought by the AXA insurance company in 1996.

    Large-scale renovation of the tower began in 2007 and was completed in 2011. The exterior appearance of the building was completely changed, with extra height added to the tower. The renovated tower, now known as Tour First, is 225 m (738 ft) at roof height, and 231 m (758 ft) including its spire, with a total floor space of 86,707 m2 (933,310 sq ft). It is currently the tallest skyscraper in France.

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    Official Name Tour First
    Former / Other NamesTour AXA, Tour UAP, Tour Assur CB31
    Type building
    Status Completed
    Country France

    City Courbevoie
    Building Function office
    Structural Material concrete
    Start of Construction 1972
    Completion 2011
    Alteration / Recladding 2011

    Global Ranking
    #332 tallest in the World

    Regional Ranking
    #15 tallest in Europe

    National Ranking
    #1 tallest in France

    City Ranking
    #1 tallest in Courbevoie



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    Height: Architectural 231.0 meter / 758 feet
    Height: Occupied 203.0 meter / 666 feet
    Height: To Tip 231.0 meter / 758 feet
    Floors Above Ground 56
    Floors Below Ground 3
    # of Elevators 32
    Top Elevator Speed 7 m/s
    Tower GFA 103,110 m² / 1,109,867 ft²
    # of Parking Spaces139







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