Esplanada City Center

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Esplanada City Center
General information
Construction started 2012
Estimated completion not defined yet
Opening 2015
Antenna spire ~250 m (820 ft) (the highest of the skyscrapers)
Roof ~210 m (690 ft) (the highest of the skyscrapers)
Technical details
Floor count 70
Floor area 880,000 m2 (9,472,241 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Murphy & Jahn
Developer TriGránit

Esplanada City Center is the name of a future multifunctional city center in Bucharest situated on the Unirii Boulevard not far from the Palace of the Parliament. Esplanada will provide shopping, living, working and leisure functions integrated into a mixed-use urban community.[1]

The Romanian State has approved the Esplanada City Center Project. TriGránit Development Corporation will start construction works on the Esplanada Project in the second half of 2009.[2] The government has approved this project by allowing a Private-Public Partnership. The entire project will become property of the Romanian State after 49 years of partnership, and at the end of the partnership TriGránit will have the option to buy the complex.


The entire project is envisioned as a small city with shopping, living, working and leisure functions integrated into one enormous complex developed on an area of 107,140 square meters.

The project includes 8 skyscrapers from 30 to 70 floors, a Guggenheim Museum, a shopping mall and many green areas.[citation needed]

The tallest of the skyscrapers will have a roof height of 210 m (250 with the spire). There will be also a unique building shaped in the form of the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși's Endless Column.

The whole building complex including the mall will have a price tag of around US$ 4.2 billion and it will be paid by TriGránit and the Rothschild family.

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