Sunday, July 30, 2017

Torre de Collserola

Torre de Collserola by Norman Foster, Carretera de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, Barcelona
Torre de Collserola by Norman Foster, 1991
Carretera de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo
Barcelona, March 2017

“Torre de Collserola is a uniquely designed tower located on the Tibidabo hill in the Serra de Collserola, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the architect Sir Norman Foster and by the Spanish civil engineers Julio Martínez Calzón and Manuel Julià Vilardell. This emblematic tower was built in 1991 by the construction company Cubiertas y MZOV S.A. for the 1992 Summer Olympics. It features a pod for floor space like many towers but uses guy wires for lateral support like a mast. Mainly used as a TV and radio transmitter, this futuristic design provides the highest viewpoint over the city. The top antenna reaches 288.4 m (946 ft) and the top of the pod, which has thirteen floors, reaches 152 m (499 ft). The highest point of this tower is actually the highest place you could be in the city of Barcelona.” (Torre de Collserola, Wikipedia)

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