Cuatro Torres Business Area, Madrid

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Cuatro Torres Business Area, Spanish for "Four Towers Business Area", is a business district located in the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain, on the former Ciudad Deportiva of Real Madrid. The area contains the tallest skyscrapers in Spain, and some of the highest in the European Union; the Torre Espacio, Torre de Cristal, Torre PwC and Torre Cepsa. Construction of the buildings finished in 2008. The complex was formerly known as Madrid Arena.CTBA buildingsTorre de CristalDesigned by Cesar Pelli and built by Dragados, Torre de Cristal (Spanish for Crystal Tower), with a height of 249 meters, is the tallest building in the country. In April 2007, its structure surpassed the height of Torre Espacio.Torre CepsaDesigned by Lord Foster, and built by a joint venture of Dragados and Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, the 45-storey Torre Cepsa (Spanish for Cepsa Tower), with a height of 248 m, is the second tallest building in the area, surpassed by Torre de Cristal by 1 meter.
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  • Cuatro Torres Business Area is an area with four very tall skyscrapers. There are other buildings of note in the vicinity as well. These towers are amongst the tallest in Europe. They are part of a si...  more »
  • As the name says are 4 skyscrapers (a 5th is under construction) that stand out at over 200 meters high (the skyscraper of cepsa (or Foster tower) is the tallest in Spain (250 meters). They are located at the end of the long paseo de La Castellana (begoa metro stop or, if you want to walk a bit, you can get off at the stop before Plaza de Castilla, see the KIO towers and then continue on foot to here, along the paseo de La Castellana). They are all different from each other in the structure (the one I liked the most is the Espacio Tower) and since they are aligned it is not always easy to see all four together; the area on the ground is well arranged, with some statues, modern fountains, a bit of greenery and special installations, but in any case the area remains rather desolate: perhaps it also depends on the time at which you visit or the fact that the skyscrapers are only 4 and do not constitute therefore a real directional center, as can be that of Naples, or perhaps because of the absence of shops on the ground.
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  • Not so amazing like others cities with tall skyscrapers but complete the 16/9 panorama scene of madrid. When you are very close to the site you can appreciate the base of the tower number 5! Still under construction since the beginning! A hope they find the money to finish it.
  • The tallest buildings in Madrid... Awesome view right from it's bottom
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