Titanium La Portada
|Titanium La Portada|
|Construction started||January 2007|
|Estimated completion||January 2010|
|Opening||3 May 2010|
|Roof||194.0 m (636 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||Inmobiliaria Titanium S.A.|
Titanium La Portada is an office building in Santiago, Chile. Located in the capital's high-end financial district of El Golf, it is the second tallest skyscraper in the country. Construction began in January 2007, and was completed in January 2010. It will remain the tallest tower in the country until overtaken by Torre Gran Costanera, which surpassed it in height in November 2010 but is not yet complete. It was officially inaugurated on May 3, 2010. The architects are Abraham Senerman and Andrés Weil.
Titanium La Portada has a height of 194.0 metres (636.5 ft) at the roof and 52 above ground floors, plus another 7 underground floors. The seven underground floors are used primarily for parking. There are 20 high speed elevators to service the building, which move at a speed of 6.6 metres per second (22 ft/s). It has a total floorspace of 129,500 square metres (1,394,000 sq ft) for mixed office use. There are two helipads on top of the building. By 2010, Titanium La Portada is expected to be the 13th tallest building in Latin America.
Construction began in January 2007 with an investment of US$120 million, and its inauguration was expected in December 2008. Primary materials used include aluminum, reinforced concrete, steel, granite and glass curtain wall. Because Santiago is prone to earthquakes, the building was anchored 50 metres (160 ft) deep with 65 concrete and steel pylons, allowing it to withstand an earthquake of 9.0 on the Richter scale. The tower did not suffer any damage from the earthquake in February 2010, although one of the decorative fixtures in the exterior did collapse, and was immediately fixed.
The space occupied by the building was formerly an upscale shopping mall, the Portada de Vitacura. So as to integrate well with the surrounding area, 70% of the ground level will be open to pedestrians, and much will be green space and recreational.
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