View from south-east angle
|Location||Pº de la Castellana 259, CTBA, Madrid, Spain|
|Roof||230 m (750 ft)|
|Lifts/elevators||27 (Made by Schindler Group)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Pei Cobb Freed|
|Structural engineer||MC2 Estudio de Ingenieria|
During its construction on the night of September 4, 2006 a fire broke out on the 43rd floor of the tower. The structure of the building suffered no critical damage, as the fire had only affected some construction materials. In November 2006, its structure surpassed the height of the Gran Hotel Bali, thus becoming the tallest building in Spain.
The structure was topped out on March 19, 2007. That night, Madrid mayor Alberto Ruiz Gallardón attended a ceremony with fireworks to commemorate the event. With its 230 m, it also became the tallest structure in Spain, surpassing the telecommunications tower Torrespaña. Torre de Cristal, one of the neighbouring skyscrapers at the Cuatro Torres Business Area, surpassed the height of Torre Espacio in April 2007.
It was designed by American architect Henry N. Cobb, a partner in the firm Pei Cobb Freed, and built by OHL. In 2009, it became the new home of the British Embassy in Madrid. In 2010, the Embassy of Canada too moved to Torre Espacio. The Australian Embassy is also located in the building.
- Torre Cepsa
- Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso
- Torre de Cristal (Madrid)
- Cuatro Torres Business Area
- Embassy of the United Kingdom, Madrid
- "Torre Espacio". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- Torre Espacio Fire
- Terra, May 16, 2007.
- Pei Cobb Freed & Partners website
- "OHL will earn 6.54 million to build Torre Espacio". Expansion.com. 27 March 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
- Official website for the British Embassy in Spain
- "The Embassy of Canada inaugurates its new chancery in Torre Espacio". Government of Canada. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Australian Embassy in Madrid". spain.embassy.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
- Media related to Torre Espacio at Wikimedia Commons
- Se retira la última dotación de bomberos tras quedar extinguido el fuego en la madrileña Torre Espacio
- Torre Espacio's official website