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Montjuic Communications Tower

Barcelona Building, Catalonia, North East Spain – design by Santiago Calatrava, architect

Communications Tower Montjuic

Torre de Comunicacions, Montjuïc

Photos from Summer 2011:

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Hill of Montjuic, southwest Barcelona
Date built: 1991
Design: Santiago Calatrava, Architect

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photos © Adrian Welch

Project Description

The Montjuïc Tower is 136m high and very stylised like many Calatrava buildings. It could be read as a piece of sculpture carved from pure white marble, or as half a dough-ring speared by a bloated toothpick. There is a resemblance to the Skylon once built in London but without the paired-down panache.

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photos © Adrian Welch

This is a show-off building designed to be seen from all over Barcelona to symbolise the power of the Olympic Games coming to Catalonia. Admirers of architect Santiago Calatrava will no doubt enjoy its bonelike scultping and poetic expression but since I first saw it in 1991 my view remains cool.

Older photos of this Santiago Calatrava building – Montjuïc Tower:

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photos © Adrian Welch

More Santiago Calatrava building images available upon request

Location: Hill of Montjuic, Barcelona, Catalonia, North East Spain

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photo © Adrian Welch

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Website: Barcelona