That's probably a bit of an overstatement, but the bar for skyscraper architecture in Paris hasn't exactly been set very high. The only other seriously tall building in the city is the Tour Montparnasse, which isn't much more than a big, ugly, black box.
Grandiose claims aside, the skyscraper seems fairly unremarkable. The Signal Tower has a simple rectangular design that looks as if it's made from a series of stacked cubes, but it does seem like the building has some pretty spectacular lighting effects. Nouvel's sketches for the interiors, show dramatic spaces with psychedelic murals, high ceilings--and since the French are all shop-aholics--Sephora and Dior stores.
· Jean Nouvel's New "Signal Tower" Will Reshape Paris Skyline [IHT]
· Architecture coverage [Jaunted]