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Opening of First tower

5 may 2011
FIRST Tower was officially opened on Thursday 5 May in the presence of all of the key figures involved - Pierre Vaquier, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Real Estate; Jean-Marc Besson, Chairman of Beacon Capital Partners; Alain Taravella, Chairman and Founder of Altarea Cogedim; Bernard Mounier, Chief Executive Officer of Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France Rénovation Privée & Construction Privée; Philippe Chaix, Chief Executive Officer of Epadesa - and political figures including Patrick Devedjian, President of the Conseil Général for the Hauts-de-Seine region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Defacto, Jacques Kossowski, Deputy Mayor of Courbevoie and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Epadesa, and Joëlle Ceccaldi-Raynaud, Deputy Mayor of Puteaux and Chairman of the board of Epadesa.
During this exceptional evening, FIRST Tower was welcomed into the business district of La Défense with a major opening event. Following a debate with the partners involved in this extensive redevelopment project, a show was organised within the business district. The lights of the skyscrapers of La Défensewere turned off and then on again to mark the arrival of FIRST Tower. The emphasis was then placed on FIRST Tower with a light show visible from the whole of Paris until midnight.
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