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Telecommunications Tower (ANTEL)
|Cost||US$ 102 million|
|Antenna spire||170 m (560 ft)|
|Roof||157.6 m (517 ft)|
|Floor area||19.459 m²|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Stiler S.A.|
Torre de las Telecomunicaciones (Telecommunications Tower) or Torre Antel (Antel Tower) is a 157 meter tall building with 35 floors in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is the headquarters of Uruguay's government-owned telecommunications company, ANTEL, and is the tallest building in the country. It was designed by architect Carlos Ott. It is situated by the side of Montevideo's bay. The tower was completed by American Bridge and other design/built consortium team members in 2002.
With a total area of 19.459 m², the complex consists of the main tower, the Customer Service Building, the Telecommunications Museum and the Auditorium. There are guided visits all through the week.
When its construction was announced, many politicians complained about its cost (40 million dollars, plus 25 million dollars for the construction of the other 5 buildings of the Telecommunications Complex).
Problems during its construction turned the original 65 million dollars into 102 million dollars.
- "Edificio Joaquín Torres García, Antel". Retrieved 5 September 2013.
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