From left to right: ‘Torre Caja Madrid’, ‘Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso’, ‘Torre de Cristal’ and ‘Torre Espacio’. These are the four skyscrapers that form the ‘Cuatro Torres Business Area’ complex.
The ‘Torre Caja Madrid’ (Caja Madrid Tower), with a height of 250 m and 45 floors, is the highest of the four buildings in the complex, just 89 cm higher than Torre de Cristal. It was designed by Lord Foster and was first known as Torre Repsol and would have served as headquarters for Repsol YPF, oil and gas company. During the construction of the tower, Repsol decided to change the location of its future headquarters and the financial institution Caja Madrid purchased the building for €815 million, on August 2007. It was built by a joint venture of Dragados and Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas.
The ‘Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso’, 52 floors and 236 meters height, was designed by Carlos Rubio Carvajal and Enrique Álvarez-Sala Walter, and was built by Sacyr Sau. The Eurostars Madrid Tower 5-stars Hotel deals the great part of the building.
The ‘Torre de Cristal’ (Crystal Tower). With a height of 249.5 meters, it ranks as the second highest building in the country after Torre Caja Madrid. On April 2007, its structure surpassed the height of Torre Espacio, for a while becoming the highest building and structure in Spain. It was designed by Cesar Pelli and it was built by Dragados.
The ‘Torre Espacio’ (Space Tower) has 224.5 metres and 57 floors. On November 2006, its height surpassed that of the Gran Hotel Bali, thus making it the highest building in Spain, although it retained that title only for a short time.The structure was topped out on March 19, 2007. At the night of that day, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, mayor of Madrid, attended a ceremony with fireworks to commemorate the event. It was designed by Henry N. Cobb and built by Obrascón Huarte Lain.
CTBA, Madrid (Spain)
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