Montjuïc Communications Tower
|Montjuïc Communications Tower|
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
|Antenna spire||136 m (446 ft)|
|Design and construction|
The Montjuïc Communications Tower (Catalan: Torre de Comunicacions de Montjuïc, IPA: [ˈtorə ðə kumunikəsiˈonz ðə muɲʒuˈik]), popularly known as Torre Calatrava and Torre Telefónica, is a telecommunication tower in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, with construction taking place from 1989 to 1992. The white tower was built for Telefónica to transmit television coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. The 136-metre (446 ft) tower is located in the Olympic park and represents an athlete holding the Olympic Flame.
Because of the tower's orientation, it works also as a giant sundial, which uses the Europa Square to indicate the hour.
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