Photographer's Note

I continue my small blue walk in La Défense...
The tower Alicante, one of both Twin Towers of the Société générale inLa Défense. Her partner, more in the East is called the Tower Chassagne.
The tower Alicante wears this name because of the red marble which results from this region of Spain and which decorates the inside. The tower Chassagne, her twin, is decorated with stone white from Chassagne (village of Burgondy, known also for its wine: Chassagne Montrachet).
Separated both by 40 metres, them are a part of rare towers of La Défense to have no flat summit. Although their height is not enormous (167m that is 1/3 of the towers Petronas of Kuala Lumpur) they appear among the Twin Towers the most made a success in the world. Michel Andrault, Pierre Parat are the architects. Towers are ended since 1995.
With 125 000 m2 and 5400 employees, they are not however self-important for the head office of the Société Générale which is going to get bigger with the tower Granite at present under construction (see the photo published previously).
Thanks to Olivier (Olf) for the information which he communicated me, because he knows very well the place.

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