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Torre Espacio
Torre Espacio (Madrid) 09a.jpg
View from south-east angle
General information
Location Pº de la Castellana 259, CTBA, Madrid, Spain
Coordinates 40°28′44″N 3°41′12″W / 40.47889°N 3.68667°W / 40.47889; -3.68667
Status Complete
Constructed 2004–2008
Use Office
Height
Roof 236 m (774 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 57
Elevators Made by Schindler Group
Companies involved
Architect(s) Pei Cobb Freed
Contractor OHL
Owner Inmobiliaria Espacio
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The Torre Espacio (Spanish for Space Tower) is a skyscraper in Madrid, Spain. The skyscraper is 236 metres (774 feet) tall and has 57 floors.

In November 2006, its structure surpassed the height of the Gran Hotel Bali, thus becoming the tallest building in Spain. The structure was topped out on March 19, 2007. On the night of that day, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, mayor of Madrid, attended a ceremony with fireworks to commemorate the event. With its 236 m, it also became the tallest structure in Spain, surpassing the telecommunications tower Torrespaña. Torre de Cristal, one of the neighbouring skyscrapers under construction at the Cuatro Torres Business Area, surpassed the height of Torre Espacio in April 2007.[1]

The building project was featured on the Discovery Channel's Build It Bigger series due to the skyscraper's unique form and shape.

It was designed by American architect Henry N. Cobb,[2] a partner in the firm Pei Cobb Freed, and built by OHL (Obrascón Huarte Lain).[3] In 2009, it became the new home of the British Embassy in Madrid.[4]

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Coordinates: 40°28′44″N 3°41′12″W / 40.47889°N 3.68667°W / 40.47889; -3.68667

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