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Torre Bankia

Paseo de la Castellana 261, Fuencarral-El Pardo
Madrid Spain

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began2004
  Finished2008
Floor Count45
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - hole
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof820 ft

Description
• Architect: Foster and Partners.
Engineering: Halvorson and Partners / GMS / Arquing /Aguilera Ingenieros, S.A.
• Constructors: Alatec, Ingenieros Consultores y Arquitectos, S.A., Caja Madrid, CB Richard Ellis España, Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG, Encofrados J. Alsina S.A., Fire-Stop Mediterraneo S.A., García - BBM S.A., Geocisa S.A., Gerens Management Group, Grúas COMANSA, Horta Coslada, Lerch Bates Inc., OHL, Otis España / Zardoya Otis, Pilson, Potain SAS, Manitowoc Crane Group, Reef Associates Ltd., RODIO Cimentaciones Especiales S.A., SGS Tecnos S.A.
• Co-contractors: Dragados, FCC Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas.
• Formwork & Scaffolding: PERI GmbH, PERI S.A.U. España.
• Investor: Repsol-Ypf.

Current owner: Bankia/Torre Norte Castellana/Cepsa
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• Current tallest building in Spain, surpassing Torre de Cristal by only 89 centimeters.

• Although Repsol intended to do here its headquarters, during its construction, company decided to change the location of it selling the building to the financial institution Caja Madrid for € 815 million in August 2007.

• The building has two concrete cores, which support all its weight, with panoramic elevators and each column-free floor framed in steel.

• At 'Cuatro Torres Business Area' complex were erected at same time 4 towers, the tallest buildings in Spain, started first the Torre Espacio, but cranes for this was before in site, erected on October 8, 2004, which were installed for facades tests for the best design solution.

• Weight of Steel structure: 11,000 tons.

• Height of Entrance lobby: 13.85m.

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