Torre Espacio


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The Torre Espacio (Spanish for Space Tower) is a skyscraper in Madrid, Spain. The skyscraper is 236 metres (774 feet) tall and has 57 floors.

In November 2006, its structure surpassed the height of the Gran Hotel Bali, thus becoming the tallest building in Spain, although it has retained this title only for a short time (see below). The structure was topped out on March 19, 2007. On the night of that day, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, mayor of Madrid, attended a ceremony with fireworks to commemorate the event. With its 236 m, it also became the tallest structure in Spain, surpassing the telecommunications tower Torrespaña. However, Torre de Cristal, one of the neighbouring skyscrapers under construction at the Cuatro Torres Business Area, surpassed the height of Torre Espacio in April 2007.

The building project was featured on the Discovery Channel's Build It Bigger series due to the skyscraper's unique form and shape.

It was designed by Pei Cobb Freed and was built by Dragados.

Information
Location Madrid, Spain
Status Complete
Constructed 2004 - 2007
Height
Roof 774 ft (236 m)
Technical details
Floor count 57
Floor area Above grade 75,250m2
Below grade 75,250m2
Companies

Architect

Client

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Torre Espatio Castellana S.A.
Grupo Villar Mir