Residential and office building located at Amiens, in the Somme, the Perret Tower is visible tens of kilometers around the city, constituting its main landmark. Conceived by the architect Auguste Perret in 1948, it recalls in its architecture the first American buildings while perpetuating the tradition of the belfries of the north of France.
Long considered the highest skyscraper in Europe, it stands 110 meters high and is spread over twenty-five floors for a total area of 40,000 m². The building is based on eighteen concrete wells sunk to about ten meters deep.
The architecture of the Perret Tower divides into three distinct parts: a 19-storey square section, a five-storey polygonal section and finally a top-floor concierge. The work will be completed in 1960, well after the death of Perret, thanks to the intervention of the architect Spoerry.
The complex has been classified as an historic monument and was the subject of a major restructuring project in the late 1990s. If the summit is no longer accessible to the public, it is possible to discover on the 19th floor an apartment, Perret Tower 360 °, which offers a 360 ° view of the agglomeration of Amiens.