The skyline of the French capital will see its first modern skyscraper in more than 40 years after council approved plans for a giant triangular tower.
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The Montparnasse tower, the tallest building in Europe, dominates Paris skyline, March 14, 2005. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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