Santiago CALATRAVA - Comunication Tower





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Published on Apr 28, 2011

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Santiago CALATRAVA - (1992) - Comunication Tower (Barcelona, Spain)

Calatrava's [http://www.calatrava.com/] beautiful and original Montjuïc Telecommunications Tower was built in the heart of the 1992 Olympic site [41°21'51.35"N - 02°09'02.23"E], to carry coverage of the Games. Aside from its distinctive structural form, the tower is innovative in enclosing the circular platform of microwave dishes, replacing the normal clutter with a serene white arc. As a result the 136 m (446 ft) tower is located in the Olympic park, and represents an athlete holding the Olympic Flame. Imagery abounds. The overall form of the tower is based on a Calatrava sketch of a kneeling figure making an offering. The base on which the figure 'kneels' is covered in broken glazed tiles in recognition of Gaudi (though with more restrained colors). The orientation of the tower means that the shadow of the central needle on the circular platform acts as a (rather impractical) sundial.

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