Monday, 25 August 2014

The tallest sight in Barcelona

Torre Agbar
12 Aug, 2014 | From Goran of Macedonia

This postcard was sent from Goran's recent trip to Spain. He shared that the tower shown in the postcard is much more beautiful and grand in person. The tower illuminates at night and the glass panels constantly change their colours. It is best viewed not too close to the tower to fully appreciate the colors and lights.

The word “Agbar” is made up of the Castilian Aguas de Barcelona or Aigües de Barcelona in Catalan. Aguas de Barcelona is the municipal water company which today belongs to the Grupo Agbar.

The Torre Agbar is a 38-story skyscraper / tower located between Avinguda Diagonal and Carrer Badajoz, near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.

The building is made up of two non-concentric oval cylinders topped by a glass and steel dome. There are no internal columns in the structure, but rather, the building's services and emergency stairwells are located in the central concrete core.

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