A buzz for armchair tourists and architects: a complete photographic directory of buildings in the district as well as numerical architectural renderings of buildings in progress, projected on the contemporary skyline. Annuaire des tours et bâtiments de La Défense.
A favorite photographer's backdrop on the esplanade is Raymond Moretti's (1931-2005) Cheminée, a 30-meter high sculptured tower of concrete and fiberglass tubes that conceals a ventilation shaft.
Text & photos ©2011 P.B. Lecron