Sevilla Tower

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Sevilla Tower
Torre Sevilla
Torre Sevilla abril 2015.jpg
Tower in April 2015
General information
Status Complete
Location Seville, Spain
Construction started 2008
Completed 2015
Height
Roof 180.5 m (592 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 40 (3 basement floors)
Floor area 68,000 m2 (732,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 8
Design and construction
Architect

César Pelli

(Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects)
Main contractor FCC & Abengoa

The Sevilla Tower (Spanish: Torre Sevilla) is an office skyscraper in Seville, Spain, built under the masterplan of Puerto Triana. Known until 2015 as Cajasol Tower or Pelli Tower, its construction started in March 2008 and was completed in 2015.[1] The tower is 180.5 metres (592 ft) tall and has 40 floors. It has an office usage, with the entrance to the tower located off Odiel street. The tower, built as Cajasol's headquarters, is the tallest building in Andalusia and in the city of Seville.

The tower is located in La Cartuja, the former zone of the Universal Exposition that took place in Seville between April and October 1992. It is located next to the river in an area being redeveloped since the early 2000s. The tower is flanked by two four story podium buildings also designed by César Pelli. The curved edges of the podium buildings define a plaza that opens on the north and south and narrows at the center, creating a pedestrian-scaled commercial street.[citation needed]

It had been reported that UNESCO was considering putting the Seville's monuments which are classified as World Heritage Sites (the Cathedral, Alcazar and Archivo de Indias) into the "Threatened List", because of the tower's “negative visual impact” on the old town skyline of Seville.[2] The proposal was rejected at the meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Saint Petersburg in 2012 but the meeting regretted that work on the tower had not been suspended, as requested by the Committee at its previous session, and that no discussions or consultations had been undertaken to consider how the project could be improved and any possible impact further reduced.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Torre Sevilla: el edificio más alto de Andalucía busca identidad y contenido" [Seville Tower: the tallest building in Andalusia seeks identity and contents]. eldiario.es (in Spanish). 19 February 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  2. ^ http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2012/01/20/pelli-tower-must-be-stopped-say-unesco/
  3. ^ "Decisions Adopted by The World Heritage Committee at its 36th Session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012)" (pdf). UNESCO World Heritage Committee. 2012. p. 127. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 

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Coordinates: 37°23′31″N 6°00′35″W / 37.39194°N 6.00972°W / 37.39194; -6.00972