Torre de la Escollera

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Torre de la Escollera.
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.[1][2] The under construction building suffered severe structural damage during a storm on May 13, 2007, and was dismantled later that year.[3][4] Had it been completed, it would have been the tallest building in Colombia.[2]


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.[3] 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.[4]

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Coordinates: 10°23′59″N 75°33′35″W / 10.39972°N 75.55972°W / 10.39972; -75.55972