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Old Posted Apr 19, 2021, 1:14 PM
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I can see since the last update a new fifth tower has been added to the 4 towers in this northern part of Madrid. It´s name is Caleido tower. It will be a 180 meter tower (Torre Cristal is 250 meters high) The architects (Fenwick Iribarren and Serrano-Suñer Arquitectura) claim their inspiration comes from Kubricks 2001 A Space Odyssey movie - the monolith on the film.

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In my view the building contrasts too much with the 4 towers. When the project was presented the images used illustrated a building that seemed almost as high as the 4 towers (perspective played a tricky part on this)
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2021, 10:27 PM
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^ Yeah, well, now that those 4 matches have been there for years in the skyline, they need to build a lot more anyway.
It would be embarrassing if they didn't.
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This is near the Chamartin station? I stayed right near there the last time I was in Madrid.
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Old Posted Apr 29, 2021, 7:15 AM
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Exactly, very close to the station of Chamartin
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Always accounting firm logos at the tops of the towers in the big cities of Spain and South America. KPMG. PWC.
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Old Posted May 6, 2021, 10:34 AM
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Always accounting firm logos at the tops of the towers in the big cities of Spain and South America. KPMG. PWC.
They do the same in Paris La Défense, to be honest. Not those accounting firms you mention, but large banks, insurance or consulting companies and corporations of the energy industry surely like to have their brands stuck to the top of a tower over here.
It's not always sexy, to say the least. See this for instance... Yuck. They could do better than that, eh.
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