Architect's 180m-tall Projet Triangle to be city's first new high-rise after council lifts tower ban

Paris council has unveiled plans for a 50-storey glass pyramid after voting to drop a ban on high-rise buildings.

Proposals for the Projet Triangle, designed by Swiss architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron, include offices, a conference centre and a 400-bed hotel as well as restaurants, cafes and gardens.

The scheme, at Porte de Versailles in the south of the French capital, would be 180m tall, making it the third tallest building in Paris after the Eiffel Tower and the Montparnasse Tower.

The project is the first of six high-rise schemes planned for the city following an official decision in July to break the ban on buildings higher than 37m.