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Torre de Cristal
Argentine architect César Pelli is the author of the Glass Tower project with a height of 249 m. It also was responsible for the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, built in 1997.

Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso

Sacyr Vallehermoso Tower has a height 236 m, with 52 floors. This building designed by Carlos Rubio Carvajal and Enrique Alvarez-Sala Walter is the only one of the four who has Spanish architects. Its plant is an equilateral triangle whose sides are curved and the windows have a special provision that provides a minimum resistance to wind. Hold the Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel, Five Star, which take up 31 and that the plant will have two levels of dining that will offer a panoramic view of the city. Tower will be the only double-skin facade and will be fully covered as glass scales. The building seen from the air shows two semicircles of black shades that make up the tower. Windows placed diagonally (the look on the left to right and from right to left) are part of the balance and aerodynamics of the tower.

Torre Espacio
With more than fifty, Torre Area has a total height of 223 meters. Around the three core, the initial plant quadrilateral is gradually transformed into a form similar to the ellipse. The core of rectangular size 15 x 10 m, and wall thicknesses ranging from 40 cm to 100 cm, is among the nuclei of U-shaped side, and with thicknesses of 30 cm.

For curiosities that the impact of the construction of four towers on the traffic in the area is not so bad, it has built an underground network of outlets that will allow workers to leave the four towers directly through the tunnels to M -30, la Castellana, or A-1.
In January 2008, two fans managed to infiltrate the base jump in construction of the Tower of Glass, and after climbing to the top, launched from a height of about 250 m. opening a parachute after five seconds of free fall. This activity is illegal and anonymous images were broadcast and published by the media.
In November 2008, hit the ground a plate belonging to the Repsol tower, which fortunately caused no casualties.
On September 5, 2006 was burned down the back of the Tower Space, after long hours, could save this structure is now complete.

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