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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Torre de Cristal. Architecture
Author(s): Pelli, C.; León García, E.; Ortiz Díez de Tortosa, Í.
Appears on pages(s): 61 - 68
Keywords: Cesar Pelli, Ortiz.Leon.Arquitectos, Torre de Cristal, skyscraper, building.
Abstract:The 250-m tall Glass Tower will be one of Madrid?s most emblematic buildings. According to César Pelli, this skyscraper is ?like a sculpture chiselled from a huge block of glass??. Tower three in the Cuatro Torres (?four towers?) urban complex will house leased office suites in its entirety. The present article provides a succinct description of the building, its uses and functional organization. The importance of the environmental features of the facade in the conception of the building is also discussed. Finally, certain technical issues are addressed, such as the attention paid in the design to compliance with the existing legislation on fire protection and the finishes chosen for the building.
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