Torre Espacial

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Torre Espacial
Parque de la Ciudad.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Observation tower
Location Parque de la Ciudad
Villa Soldati, Buenos Aires
Construction started September 1979
Completed May 1981
Inaugurated July 9, 1985
Height 200 metres (660 ft) (not including antenna)
Design and construction
Architect Peter Totter, Wilhelm Dietrich, Peter Wader
Developer Interama S.A.
Main contractor Waagner-Biro

Torre Espacial, or Torre Interama, is a 200 metres (660 ft) high observation tower in the Villa Soldati section of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The tower was designed and manufactured in Austria by Waagner-Biro, and built between 1980 and May 1981 for the Parque de la Ciudad amusement park. The bankruptcy of the amusement park's developer, Interama S.A., delayed delivery of the observation tower components; the tower was ultimately opened to the public on July 9, 1985. It features observation decks at 120, 124, and 176 meters; from the highest deck it is possible to see the Uruguayan coast.[1]

The Torre Espacial was declared a City Cultural Landmark on November 22, 2010.[2] It had been shuttered since 2003; but following renovation works was reopened on November 26, 2011.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buenos Aires, vista desde su mirador más elevado". Clarín. May 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Declaran Bien Cultural la Torre Espacial del Parque de la Ciudad". Nova Argentina. November 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Fotos Reapertura Torre Espacial". Asociación Argentina Amigos de los Parques de Diversiones. November 27, 2011. 

Coordinates: 34°40′21″S 58°26′59″W / 34.67250°S 58.44972°W / -34.67250; -58.44972