This building with more than forty stories is the roof of the city.
540 feet high
Designed by the firm of Araldo Cossutta & Associates and inaugurated in 1977 as the Tour Crédit Lyonnais, this is still Lyon's tallest building at 165 metres (541 feet). Locally dubbed le crayon (the pencil) because of its cylindrical shape, but since 2008 renamed Tour Part Dieu thanks to its neighbourhood, the city's financial district. Of its 52 floors, 42 are occupied by offices, but the top ten are a Radisson Blue hotel. A symbol of modern Lyon, it is of course visible from many parts of the city.