Note that we've learned that the Hermitage Towers will actually be 1,106 ft (337m) high. The 1,060ft (323m) height that was previously reported is measured from the elevated concrete slab of La Défense, but the height from street level is 1,106 ft as per the architect's plans. The Hermitage developper apparently prefered to tell the press about the 1,060 ft height because they didn't want to generate a controversy with the Eiffel Tower whose height is 1,066 ft. In fact the Hermitage Towers will be 40 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower!! They will also appear significantly taller than the Eiffel Tower in the skyline of Paris: the top of the Eiffel Tower's antenna is 1,176 ft above sea-level, whereas the roof of the Hermitage Towers (no antenna) will be 1,197.5 ft above sea-level.
I hope to scan the architect's plans soon to show you. The developper has officially filed for a building permit (they deposited 2 vans of documents and architect's plans at the town hall of Courbevoie!). The building permit will most likely be issued in the spring of next year. The CEO of Hermitage said they are dead set on starting construction between July 2011 and September 2011 at the latest
The Hermitage Towers compared to the Empire State Building and the London Bridge Tower.
And as an appetizer, an extract from the building permit file, showing the exact roof height.