Originally Posted by svs
Most Parisians hate this building. (My sister lives in Paris.) The reason the view is the beat in Paris is that it is the only place in the city that you don't have to look at the Tour Montparnasse. I had dinner at the restaurant on top of the tour twenty years ago. It was overpriced and undercooked.
When I came sometimes to Paris I really appreciated the Tour Mountparnasse and The Arc La Defense area. Both is too Paris to me like Tour Eiffel. All 3 are the Paris symbol as the others including the glass piramide at Louvre, Triumph Arc, Notre Dame Cathedral and Terminal F from airport, the structures I most like in Paris. The old fashioned lowrises bldgs have the interesting part, but for Parisiens maybe are better, not for me with an international point of view. I forgot to say the Pompidou Centre is also quite interesting symbol of Paris also, but looks like as factory in museum, it is strange, but OK. BTW Fabb, very beautiful photos on Summer time.