Telecommunications Tower

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Telecommunications Tower
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Telecommunications Tower (ANTEL)
General information
Status Complete
Location Montevideo, Uruguay
Coordinates 34°53′31″S 56°11′41″W / 34.89194°S 56.19472°W / -34.89194; -56.19472Coordinates: 34°53′31″S 56°11′41″W / 34.89194°S 56.19472°W / -34.89194; -56.19472
Construction started 1997
Completed 2002
Cost US$ 102 million
Owner ANTEL
Height
Antenna spire 170 m (560 ft)
Roof 157.6 m (517 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 35
Floor area 19.459 m²
Lifts/elevators 6
Design and construction
Architect Carlos Ott
American Bridge
Main contractor Stiler S.A.

Torre de las Telecomunicaciones (Telecommunications Tower) or Torre Antel (Antel Tower) is a 157 meter tall building with 35 floors in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is the headquarters of Uruguay's government-owned telecommunications company, ANTEL, and is the tallest building in the country. It was designed by architect Carlos Ott. It is situated by the side of Montevideo's bay. The tower was completed by American Bridge and other design/built consortium team members in 2002.

Characteristics[edit]

With a total area of 19.459 m², the complex consists of the main tower, the Customer Service Building, the Telecommunications Museum and the Auditorium.[1] There are guided visits all through the week.

Controversy[edit]

When its construction was announced, many politicians complained about its cost ($40 million, plus $25 million for the construction of the other 5 buildings of the Telecommunications Complex).

Problems during its construction turned the original $65 million into $102 million.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edificio Joaquín Torres García, Antel". Retrieved 5 September 2013. 

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