Zagrepčanka from west. Savska Road is visible below.
|Antenna spire||110 m (361 ft)|
|Roof||94.6 m (310 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Slavko Jelinek, Berislav Vinković|
Zagrepčanka is ranked 1st by height (1st when you include the antenna) in Croatia. It is 94.6 meters (310 feet) tall, and it has 27 levels. There is a radio mast on the roof, which increases the height of the tower to 109 meters (363 feet). There are two underground levels, used for parking spaces. It's served by six elevators. The building is a part of the complex, which includes a lowrise 3 level business objects, an art installation, and a fountain.
The tower has three parts. The center part has 26 floors, the west wing has 21 floor, and the east wing has 19 floors. The facade is derived in white marble, and a reflective green glass. There are 23 three-apses protrusions, which run from the 25th to 26th floor. The center wing has 24 support beams, and the side wings have 23 beams. The side wings are hyperbolically curved over the vertical axis.
The tower was built in 1976 by architects Slavko Jelinek and Berislav Vinković.
About ten years after the completion, heavy marble tiles started to fall off from the facade. This was due to the low-quality material that was ordered for the construction. Because of the danger, the employees had to enter the tower through an improvised tunnel, made out of the wooden planks and steel bars. This unfortunate feature produced a nickname for it, "The hells tower". The renovation started only recently. By now the west facade is completely fixed, and the works on the rest of the tower are starting soon.[when?]
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