Why is There a Two-story Gap in the Croulebarbe Tower?

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Croulebarbe Tower

Croulebarbe Tower
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

In the late 1950s, architect Edouard Albert erected a tall apartment building near Place d’Italie. The tower was quickly dubbed “the first skyscraper in Paris.”

In this photo, we see the two-story gap that Albert left in the seventh and eighth floors of the building. Read about this remarkable structure in this month’s Paris Insights and learn why he designed it this way.

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