Center for new technology and industry “CNIT Paris La Defense” (Centre des nouvelles industries et technologies, CNIT) located in a suburban neighborhood of Paris, on the northern outskirts of the square La Defense plaza. (Puteaux commune is located in the western part of the city, a distance of about 8.5 kilometers from the center of Paris.) Here also are located offices of some companies and the Hilton Hotel (Paris La Defense Hilton). On the first floor there are also shops and cafes. Center of new technologies “CNIT Paris La Defense” is part of the business district LaDéfense in Paris. It is one of the exhibition centers of Paris.
Building of Innovation and Technology Center was the first structure in the business district La Defense. The building is still the most prominent building in the neighborhood because of its original architecture. CNIT building construction began in 1956 and ended in 1958. The building has a unique design. Its triangular structure is supported on three points that are 218 apart from each other. Building area is 22,500 m2. Height of the roof in the center of the building is about six meters. This is the largest cap-shaped dome reinforced concrete structure in the world. Expo Center opened general Charles de Gaulle, September 12, 1958.
The name of business district and convention center received name from located at this area the sculpture “La Defense De Paris”. Originally the building was intended for exhibition of products French machine tools industry. In 1988 and 2009, the building was reconstructed.
Adress: 2 place de la défense 92053 Paris - France. The nearest metro and RER stations - La Defense.
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