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Puerta de Europa
Plaza de Castilla (Madrid) 06.jpg
View from Plaza de Castilla at night
General information
Location Pº de la Castellana 189/216 Madrid, Spain
Coordinates 40°27′59″N 3°41′16″W / 40.46639°N 3.68778°W / 40.46639; -3.68778
Status Completed
Constructed 1990-1996
Use Office
Height
Roof 115 m (377 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26
Companies involved
Architect(s) Philip Johnson, John Burgee
Structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP, New York
Contractor FCC
Developer Kuwait Investment Office
Owner Caja Madrid and Realia

The Puerta de Europa towers (Gate of Europe or just Torres KIO) are twin office buildings in Madrid. The towers have a height of 114 metres and have 26 floors. They were constructed from 1990 to 1996.

They were designed by the American architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, built by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas[1] and commissioned in 1996 by the Kuwait Investment Office (hence their initial name "Torres KIO" or "KIO Towers"). Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP New York (LERA) provided structural engineering services. Each building is 115 m tall with an inclination of 15°, making them the first inclined skyscrapers in the world. They are located near the Chamartín railway station, on the sides of the Plaza Castilla bus station, north from the Paseo de la Castellana and near the Cuatro Torres Business Area.

After the Torres KIO fraud case, KIO had to sell the buildings, which are now owned by Caja Madrid and Realia.

The west tower has a rooftop helicopter pad outlined in blue; the east tower has a red one.

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Coordinates: 40°27′59″N 3°41′16″W / 40.46639°N 3.68778°W / 40.46639; -3.68778

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Puerta de Europa
View from Plaza de Castilla at night
Information
Location Pº de la Castellana 189/216 Madrid, Spain
Coordinates 40°27′59″N 3°41′16″W / 40.46639°N 3.68778°W / 40.46639; -3.68778
Status Completed
Constructed 1990-1996
Use Office
Height
Roof 115 m (377 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26
Companies
Architect Philip Johnson, John Burgee
Structural Engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP, New York
Contractor FCC
Developer Kuwait Investment Office
Owner Caja Madrid and Realia

The Puerta de Europa towers (Gate of Europe or just Torres KIO) are two twin office buildings in Madrid.

They were designed by the American architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, built by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas[1] and commissioned in 1996 by the Kuwait Investment Office (hence their initial name "Torres KIO" or "KIO Towers"). Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP New York (LERA)provided structural engineering services. Each building is 115 m tall with an inclination of 15°. They are located near the Chamartín railway station, on the sides of the Plaza Castilla bus station, north from the Paseo de la Castellana and near the Cuatro Torres Business Area.

After the Torres KIO fraud case, KIO had to sell the buildings, which are now owned by Caja Madrid and Realia.

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°27′59″N 3°41′16″W / 40.46639°N 3.68778°W / 40.46639; -3.68778


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