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La Torre Calatrava fue construida como pieza simblica junto al resto de la anilla olmpica, en la montaa de Montjuc. Junto a la torre de comunicaciones de Collserola de Norman Foster, conforman el sistema de comunicaciones de la ciudad de Barcelona y su rea metropolitana.

Barcelona vivi una explosin de arquitectura y renovacin urbanstica con motivo de los Juegos Olmpicos del 1992, y un ejemplo de ello es la torre de telecomunicaciones que Santiago Calatrava construy, en plena anilla olmpica, para dicho evento. Esta torre fu un encargo de la compaa de telecomunicaciones nacional por aquel entonces, Telefnica de Espaa S.A, para dar covertura a todo el mundo, de los Juegos Olmpicos celebrados en la ciudad condal.

Altura total: 136 m.

Ao de construccin: 1992

Detalle de la base de la torre.
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Calatrava Tower was built as a symbolic piece together the rest of the Olympic ring, in the mountain of Montjuic. Along with the communications tower Collserola by Norman Foster, make up the communications system of the city of Barcelona and its metropolitan area.

Barcelona experienced an explosion of architecture and urban renewal during the Olympic Games of 1992, and an example is the telecommunications tower built to Santiago Calatrava, in full Olympic ring, for that event. This tower was commissioned by the national telecommunications company by then, Telefonica SA of Spain, to give coverage to the entire world, the Olympic Games held in the city.

Overall height: 136 m.

Year built: 1992

Detail of the base of the tower.

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