This year, 2007, 4 new skyscrapers will be completed in Madrid in the same area, Cuatro Torres Business Area. All will be over 200m tall that is vey tall with European standards. And even better, they will be clustered to create a completely new skyline
for Madrid. And from what I understand the towers are not far from the recent cluster with the current tallest, Torre Picasso, and Puerto de Europa.
Thus it will create a skyline that can even compete with Frankfurt and some large American cities. Repsol tower will be the tallest building in Spain. But it is likely that the name will be changed, because the owner, Repsol YPF, has already plans to sell the
tower as they have found another highquarter.
The designs of most of the towers, especially Torre Espacio, that reminds a bit of Turning Torso, is very beautiful in my opinion.
So how far has the project reached yet? Well, I found a video on Elmundo’s website and made some screen shots that I created a collage from to give an idea of how the looks. As you can see, the towers are not far from being completed (click on thumbnail to see large version):
Render of the area: [img] http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9463/760269551680e7066czn5.jpg" style="border:http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/1244/madridskyline2007wb9.th.jpgpx solid black">
I tried to find good high resolution photos of the new skyline and the skyscrapers, but haven’t found any so I would be thankful if someone could contribute with that.
El Mundo’s video: http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2007/0...c&t=1173439586
Madrid diagram (where I drew Torre de Cristal): http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?26486613
Tallest Madrid buildings when the new skyscrapers are completed:
1.Repsol Tower (150m, 45 floors) – will be the tallest building in Spain!
2.Torre de Cristal (249m, 45 floors)
3.Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso (236m, 50 floors)
4.Torre Espacio (223m, 56 floors)
Tallest completed buildings today:
Torre Espana TV tower (231m, not counted as a building)
1.Plaza Picasso(157m, 43 floors)
2. Torre de Madrid(143m, 42 floors)
3.Torre Europa (121m, 35 floors)
4.Edificio Espana (117m, 26 floors)