La Part-Dieu is a neighbourhood in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon, located around the Lyon-Part-Dieu train station. Beyond its importance as a major transport hub, La Part-Dieu is also the second-largest business district of France, with many office skyscrapers including Tour Incity, Tour Part-Dieu or Tour Oxygène. It also contains France’s largest shopping mall, La Part-Dieu Shopping Center.
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Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam built in 1960. Its main observation platform is at 96m, while the Space Tower, a mobile capsule that takes visitors up and down the antenna, goes up to 185m. It offers a great view of the city.
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La Grande Arche de la Défense is an office building in the business district of La Défense, west of Paris. After being closed for a few years, its rooftop was reopened to the public in 2017. It offers a good view of La Défense and the surrounding area.
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Les Olympiades is a district of residential towers located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Built from 1969 to 1974, the district consists of a dozen towers built along a large esplanade. A shopping mall, the Pagode, stands at the centre of the esplanade.
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Downtown Montreal is the central business district of Montreal and houses the large majority of the city’s skyscrapers.
Above, view of Downtown Montreal and Rue Sainte-Catherine from my room at Hôtel des Gouverneurs.
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After my meeting, I had a bit of time left in Frankfurt before taking the train back to Amsterdam. I walked to the Römerberg in the Old Town then looped back to the banking district along the Main River.
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