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Monday, January 01, 2018

Skyscrapers in Madrid: A Cityscape of The Capital of Spain
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Skyscrapers

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is not famous for its skyscrapers, however, it has an impressive cityscape as there are many tall buildings in the city.

The city has two main business centres: Cuatro Torres Business Area and AZCA.



Five interesting facts about Madrid’s skyscrapers:

  • With a height of 249 m (817 ft), the Torre de Cristal, located in the Cuatro Torres Business Area, is the tallest building in Spain and the fourth in the European Union. Completed in 2008, it was designed by the Argentine American architect César Pelli.
  • With a height of 248.3 m (815 ft), the Torre Cepsa is the second tallest building in Spain and the 5th tallest building in the European Union. Completed in 2008, it was designed by the British architect Norman Foster.
  • The Torre PwC is the third tallest building in Spain, measuring 236 m (774 ft). It was completed in 2008 and designed by the Spanish architects Rubio Carvajal and Enrique Álvarez-Sala Walter.
  • The Torre Picasso, measuring 157 m (515 ft), is the tallest building in the AZCA. Completed in 1988, it was designed by the American architect Minoru Yamasaki.
  • With a height of 114 m (374 ft), the Puerta de Europa towers are the second tallest twin towers in Spain. Completed in 1996, they were designed by the American architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee.

Madrid skyscrapers
Torre Cepsa, Torre PwC, Torre de Cristal and Torre Espacio (from left to right), Cuatro Torres Business Area, Madrid, Spain

Madrid skyscrapers
AZCA buildings, Madrid, Spain

Madrid skyscrapers
AZCA buildings, Madrid, Spain

Skyscrapers in Madrid
Torre Europa, AZCA, Madrid, Spain

Skyscrapers
Torre Picasso, AZCA, Madrid, Spain

Madrid skyscrapers
Gate of Europe, Madrid, Spain


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