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Old Posted Mar 21, 2007, 2:43 PM
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Madrid's new skyline formed by 4 new 200m+ skyscrapers

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):


http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=500456

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)
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Old Posted Apr 7, 2007, 6:01 PM
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Congratulations with the diagrams, they look very good. How do you draw them? Not Paint right...¿

I started a thread on CTBA about 6 months ago:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=118065
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2007, 8:37 AM
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Torre Repsol is so ugly!!! but Torre de Cristal and Torre Espacio are beautiful
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2007, 11:54 PM
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I am pretty curius to see how The Repsol Tower will look like when finished.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2007, 3:55 PM
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Madrid rocks

awesome stuff
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2007, 9:03 PM
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Nice, but looks a little cheap compared to towers going up right now in Moscow.
But I guess its good enough for Madrid
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2007, 5:08 PM
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IMO Nabreznaja tower in Moscow looks far cheaper than any tower in Madrid.
Madrid's skyline is great, the new towers are modern and nice shaped.
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2007, 4:06 AM
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Nice, but looks a little cheap compared to towers going up right now in Moscow.
But I guess its good enough for Madrid
I don't they look cheap comparing to Moscow. I like these towers, and I like Moscow towers as well. In general, I thiink these are very good time for skyscraper architecture, as opposed to drab boxy style of the 60s.

asaco102, of course you are entitled to your own opinion... I personally do not see anything wrong with Naberezhnaja tower, and I heard a lot of positive opinions about it. Not only from Russians. This is the first time I hear somebody calling it cheap. Is just cheap talking?
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2007, 4:20 PM
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These towers are wicked! Such sexy designs and all 4 in one go. Madrid's got into the European "skyline game" quicker than anyone else and quicker than anyone could have expected. Way to go!
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2007, 2:36 AM
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Yeah, I'm blown away by those projects.

What else is in store for Madrid?
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2007, 5:21 PM
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Great, now we just need these "midrises" to fit in around them.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2007, 6:23 PM
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Some beautiful looking towers. I agree though, there needs to be some mid rise towers around them to make it a true skyline
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2007, 7:44 PM
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... or, a super-tall right in the middle of them. But that's not going to happen.
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2007, 7:53 AM
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^ That would have been awsome. But yeah, unlikely to happen.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2007, 8:32 PM
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Nice, but looks a little cheap compared to towers going up right now in Moscow.
But I guess its good enough for Madrid
Stop your trollish posts. I've warned you before.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2007, 9:05 AM
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I think it looks exactly like in Moscow Good work.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2007, 7:07 PM
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I am proud of both Madrid and Moscow, I didn't expect any of them to act like this, but I am glad they do thought.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2007, 8:49 PM
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What has Moscow to do with all of this? Why not to enjoy these fantastic buildings in Madrid and let Moscow mind its own business.
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