Tour Sans Fins

  • Courbevoie, France
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The Esthetics of a Double Disappearing Act: an Endless Tower


The human mind is obsessed with infinity. Fascinated.

It’s on a neverending metaphysical quest: where did it begin? where will it end?

The tower is a metaphysical object.

It’s a question about limits.

The usual answers of architecture are all too familiar: the important points in a tower are the base and the cut-off point of the top floors…

American architects know this…

The proposal set out here is based on erasing the limits and opting instead for an expression of vertical tension that’s conceptually infinite.

The proposed tower is endless:


It disappears into the ground…


It disappears into the sky.




Jean Nouvel