Gran Torre Santiago

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Gran Torre Santiago
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General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Av. Andrés Bello 2457, Providencia, Chile
Coordinates 33°25′00.80″S 70°36′24.14″W / 33.4168889°S 70.6067056°W / -33.4168889; -70.6067056Coordinates: 33°25′00.80″S 70°36′24.14″W / 33.4168889°S 70.6067056°W / -33.4168889; -70.6067056
Construction started June 2006
Topped-out 14 February 2012
Completed 2013[1]
Cost US$1 billion[2][3]
Height
Architectural 300 m (984 ft)
Top floor 261 m (856 ft)[4]
Technical details
Floor count 64 (+6 basement floors)
Floor area 107,125 m2
Lifts/elevators 24
Design and construction
Architect Barreda y Asociados Watt International and César Pelli
Architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Developer Cencosud

The Costanera Center Torre 2,[5] better known as Gran Torre Santiago (Great Santiago Tower), and previously known as Torre Gran Costanera, is a 64-story tall skyscraper in Santiago, Chile, the tallest in Latin America.[6] It is the second-tallest building in the Southern hemisphere by highest architectural feature (behind Q1 in Australia) and by highest occupied floor (after Australia's Eureka Tower). It was designed by Argentine architect César Pelli, Chilean architects Alemparte Barreda & Asociados, and by the Canadian company Watt International.

Details

Gran Torre Santiago is part of the Costanera Center complex, which includes the largest shopping mall in Latin America,[7] two hotels and two additional office towers. Gran Torre Santiago is 300 metres (980 ft) tall and 64 stories high plus 6 basement floors, with a floor pitch of 4.1 metres (13 ft) and 107.125 m2 in area.[8]

The tower has nearly 700,000 square meters of building space available built on 47,000 square meters of land. Planners estimated that there would be some 240,000 people going to and from the site each day.[9] The tower was designed by the Argentine architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Chilean architects Alemparte Barreda & Asociados, and by the Canadian company Watt International. Structural engineering is performed by the Chilean company René Lagos y Asociados Ing. Civiles Ltda. Salfa Corp. was responsible for its construction.[8]

Construction

Construction of the building began in June 2006 and was expected to be completed in 2010, but was put on hold in January 2009 due to the global financial crisis of 2008–2009.[10] Construction on the project resumed on 17 December 2009[11].

In early November 2010, standing 205 m tall, it overtook the neighboring Titanium La Portada to become the tallest building in Chile. In February 2011, La Segunda daily reported that, at 226 m tall, the tower had overtaken Caracas's Twin Towers to become the tallest building in South America,[11] while La Tercera newspaper reported in February 2012 that it had achieved that feat on 12 April 2011.[8]

Structural work on the tower was completed in July 2011[12] and the maximum height of 300 m was achieved on 14 February 2012, becoming the tallest building in Latin America.[6] In 2013, the tower was completed.[1]

Observation deck

On 11 August 2015 an observation deck, called "Sky Costanera,"[13] was opened to the public in floors 61 and 62, offering 360° views of Santiago.[14][15][13]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Gran Santiago Torre serves as perfect wayfinder when walking Chile's capital (video)". The Oregonian. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chile property: Pro-business Santiago lures foreign entrepreneurs". Financial Times. 
  3. ^ "Santiago's Gran Torre skyscraper viewed with foreboding". South China Morning Post. 
  4. ^ "Torre Costanera". The Skyscraper Center. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2015-09-08. 
  6. ^ a b "Costanera Center es oficialmente el edificio más alto de Latinoámerica". La Segunda. 2012-02-14. 
  7. ^ "Horst Paulmann reconoce que el costo total de Costanera Center superará los US$ 1.000 millones". Emol. 
  8. ^ a b c "Costanera Center alcanza su altura máxima y culmina etapa de obra gruesa | Santiago". La Tercera. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  9. ^ Chilean Skycraper http://www.nydailynews.com/ Friday, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012, 6:23 PM
  10. ^ Long, Gideon (2009-01-30). "South American skyscraper on hold". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  11. ^ a b "Costanera Center alcanza 226 metros y se convierte en el edificio más alto de Sudamérica". La Segunda. 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2011-06-06. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Terminan obra gruesa de gran torre de Costanera Center". La Tercera. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  13. ^ a b "Sky Costanera: Así se ve Santiago desde el mirador más alto del país". 24horas.cl. 
  14. ^ Tele 13. "Costanera Center abrió su mirador con vista en 360° a Santiago - Tele 13". Facebook. 
  15. ^ Grupo Copesa (11 August 2015). "Mirador de Torre Costanera abrió sus puertas este martes". 

External links

  • Costanera Center website
  • Sky Costanera - Observation deck website
  • Brochure with technical specifications
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