Torres de Santa Cruz
|Torres de Santa Cruz|
|Location||Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain|
|Floor area||41,753 m2 (449,400 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Ferrovial (Tower I), Candesa (Tower II)|
The Torres de Santa Cruz is a residential complex composed of the twin towers located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). They were designed by Canarian architect Julian Valladares, and were built in the period 2004-2006.
The towers are 120 m tall, without the antenna, becoming the tallest skyscraper in the Canary Islands, and the tallest residential building in Spain until 2010 (currently occupy third place in the latter category). The Torres de Santa Cruz are also the tallest twin towers in Spain. The towers are considered together with the nearby Auditorio de Tenerife, one of the best symbols of the economic development of the Canary Islands.
The complex consists of twin towers of 41,753 m² of which 9613 m² are below ground — and 32,140 m² above ground. One peculiarity is that these buildings were not built at once. Although they are twin towers, Tower I was built by the company Ferrovial, while Tower II was built by the company Candesa.
They are considered a symbol of the city, next to the Auditorio de Tenerife. Precisely the auditorium next to these two towers. Tower I was completed in 2004 and Tower II in 2006, although the refurbishment work on the site began in 2001. After the September 11 attacks, the construction project of the Torres de Santa Cruz was paralyzed for a few years.
- They are the tallest skyscrapers in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Canary Islands.
- Between 2004 and 2010 were the tallest residential building in Spain, currently ranked third in this category.
- At the time of its construction, the complex was the eighth tallest building in Spain, currently the fifteenth.
- They are the tallest twin towers in Spain (6 metres higher than the Torres Kio in Madrid).
- They are the first buildings in the Canary Islands to boast a pair of large antennas.
- They are the tallest buildings in Spain outside of the Iberian Peninsula.
- They were the first buildings in the Canary Islands which entered the list of the tallest skyscrapers in Spain.
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