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Tour Total
Tour Total
(previously known as Tour Elf from 1985 to 1999, then Tour TotalFinaElf from 1999 to 2003) is an office skyscraper located in La Défense, Courbevoie, the high-rise business district west of and adjacent to the city of Paris, France, designed in the Modern architectural style. The building now serves as headquarters for Total S.A., one of the six "Supermajor" oil companies in the world. Completed and opened in 1985, it is the third-tallest skyscraper in La Défense and the fourth-tallest skyscraper in the Paris
Paris
area, after the Tour First
Tour First
and the Tour Montparnasse. Tour Total
Tour Total
is 190 m (623 ft) tall; a three-metre (9 ft) long antenna is located on its roof, which is 187 m (614 ft) above the ground. The site on which the Tour Total
Tour Total
was built was initially reserved for a skyscraper which would have been a twin tower to Tour Areva, but the oil shock of 1974 forced the investors to cancel their project. Tour Total
Tour Total
is one of La Défense's third generation of skyscrapers. Architects took into account the flaws in towers of previous generations (such as Tour Areva, Tour Gan
Tour Gan
and Tour AXA). For instance, the Tour Total
Tour Total
is much more efficient in terms of energy consumption than previous La Défense
La Défense
skyscrapers. Tour Total
Tour Total
actually consists of five bodies of different heights super-imposed on each other. The tallest of those bodies has 48 floors, while the next two have 44 and 37 floors respectively. See also[edit]

Paris
Paris
portal Architecture portal

Skyscraper La Défense List of tallest structures in Paris

External links[edit]

Tour Elf at Structurae

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La Défense

Skyscrapers and complexes

Tour Adria Tours Aillaud Tour Areva Tour Ariane Tour Athéna Tour Atlantique (FR) Tour Aurore Tour Carpe Diem Tour CB21 Tour CBX Tour Cèdre (FR) Tour Chartis (FR) Tour D2 Cœur Défense Tour Défense 2000 Tour EDF Tour Égée Tour Eqho Tour Europe (FR) Tour Europlaza Tour Ève (FR) Tour First Tour France Tour Franklin Tour Gambetta (FR) Tour GAN Eurocourtage (FR) Grande Arche Tour Granite Tour Initiale Tour Les Poissons Tour Majunga Tour Manhattan (FR) Tour Neptune (FR) Tour Opus 12 Tour Pascal (FR) Préfecture des Hauts-de-Seine Tour Sequoia Tours Société Générale
Tours Société Générale
(Alicante and Chassagne) Tour T1 Tour Total Esso Tower (demolished)

Planned

Tour Generali (cancelled) Hermitage Plaza Phare Tower Tour Signal (cancelled)

Other landmarks

Center of New Industries and Technologies

ESSEC Business School

Parvis de la Défense (FR)

Paris
Paris
Métro stations

Esplanade de La Défense La Défense
La Défense
Grande Arche
Grande Arche
(Gare de La Défense)

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Courbevoie

Areas

La Défense Bécon (FR)

Primary and secondary schools

Lycée Paul Lapie de Courbevoie Lycée Paul Painlevé Groupe scolaire Montalembert Lycée Lucie Aubrac

Landmarks

Tour Adria Tour Areva Tour Aurore Tour Carpe Diem Tour CB21 Tour CBX Tour Cèdre (FR) Tour Chartis (FR) Cœur Défense Tour D2 Tour Égée Tour Eqho Tour Europe (FR) Tour Europlaza Tour First Tour Gambetta (FR) Tour GAN Eurocourtage (FR) Tour Les Poissons Tour Manhattan (FR) Tour Neptune (FR) Tour T1 Tour Total Esso Tower (demolished)

Planned

Tour Generali (cancelled) Hermitage Plaza Phare Tower

Paris
Paris
Métro stations

Esplanade de La Défense

Transilien
Transilien
stations

Gare de Courbevoie Gare de Bécon-les-Bruyères (Gare de Bécon-les-Bruyères)

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