Torre de Cristal

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Torre de Cristal
Torre de Cristal (Madrid) 09a.jpg
Torre de Cristal in July 2009
General information
Type Office
Location Pº de la Castellana 259, CTBA, Madrid, Spain
Coordinates 40°28′41″N 3°41′14″W / 40.47806°N 3.68722°W / 40.47806; -3.68722Coordinates: 40°28′41″N 3°41′14″W / 40.47806°N 3.68722°W / 40.47806; -3.68722
Construction started 2004
Completed 2009
Owner Mutua Madrileña
Height
Architectural 249 m (817 ft)
Tip 250 m (820 ft)
Top floor 691 ft (211 m)
Technical details
Floor count 52
Design and construction
Architect César Pelli
Main contractor Dragados
Website
www.torredecristal.com
References
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The Torre de Cristal (Spanish for Tower of Glass) is a skyscraper in the Cuatro Torres Business Area (CTBA) in Madrid, Spain, completed in 2008. With a final height of 249 metres, it ranks as the tallest building in Spain surpassing neighbouring Torre Caja Madrid by only one metre. In April 2007, its structure surpassed the height of neighbouring Torre Espacio, since then becoming the tallest building and structure in Spain and the fourth in the European Union.

It was designed by Cesar Pelli and it was built by Dragados.[3]


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