Torre de la Escollera
Torre de la Escollera was a 206 m (676 ft) tall residential skyscraper with 58 floors planned to be built in Cartagena, Colombia. The under construction building suffered severe structural damage during a storm on May 13, 2007, and was dismantled later that year. Had it been completed, it would have been the tallest building in Colombia.
The design of the Torre de la Escollera called for a slender tower, 206 m (676 ft) tall with 58 floors. It would have been divided into 88 apartments, with the upper floors having just one apartment per floor, topped by a 3-level penthouse apartment and a rooftop helipad. With prices between 500 million and 1,200 million Colombian Pesos, the apartments would have been the most expensive in Colombia. Other facilities would have included a swimming pool and a spa.
Construction started in 2005. However, on May 13, 2007, with the building still under construction, a storm hit the city. The high winds and a lack of diagonal bracing, caused a 1 m (3 ft) twist in the steel structure between floors 28 and 40. Construction was suspended and the Society of Engineers and Architects of Bolívar recommended the building be demolished. The building was dismantled from July to November 2007.
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- "CTBUH Tall Building Database - Torre de la Escollera". CTBUH. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- "Torre la Escollera, el nuevo gigante de Colombia" [Torre la Escollera, the new giant of Colombia]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). January 23, 2005. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- "Vientos en Cartagena curvaron un metro la estructura de la Torre de la Escollera" [Winds in Cartagena bend the structure of the Torre de la Escollera by one meter]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). May 14, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- "Desmontarán la Torre de La Escollera en Cartagena" [Dismantle the Torre de La Escollera in Cartagena]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). May 20, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
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