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Old March 3rd, 2008, 03:33 AM   #1
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MEDELLIN | El Faro | 280m | 80 fl | U/C

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This will be the highest tower of Colombia and the second one in south america. It will have 80 floors and it will be mixed used (commercial, residential and a 5 star hotel). It is currently under construction and it will be finished in 2010.

The tower will be located in Sabaneta (Medellin's metro area- Colombia's second city)






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Old March 3rd, 2008, 03:49 AM   #2
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Such a weird place for a tower.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 03:52 AM   #3
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My grandma lives in the second Aves Maria Tower in Sabaneta, this looks cool.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 03:54 AM   #4
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Yes, it is a weir place. But, as the Medellin's valley is so small and it has an airport on it, the only place were is able to build a skyscraper is in Sabaneta cause in el poblado (the best neighberhood in Medellín) and downtown Medellin cant be built 200+m towers..
Besides this proyect is a little part of a huge urbanistic development that is going to be made in Sabaneta and will be ready on 2019.
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My grandma lives in the second Aves Maria Tower in Sabaneta, this looks cool.
Really?!
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Actually, this is a really cool place to put a tower because of the view, just like Poblado, on the high edge of the mountain. I wish they would put something like this next to the Tesoro... my favorite shopping mall in the world.
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Well, actually they will. Look, there's a commercial complex growing there.




By the way, if you want to see some photos of Medellin you may see this thread:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=458928
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 05:04 AM   #8
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Go Latin america! Another one!
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 08:12 AM   #9
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congratulations medellin!
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 10:35 PM   #10
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Such a weird place for a tower.
, thought exactly the same but.....why not
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #11
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can't imagine the view of the city from that tower! would be the best view of the city, i hope they finish it very soon
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thats quite a stunning tower and wonderful location!
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I was there two years ago, the whole area is really nice.
The Aves Maria poeple were also in Miami last year selling the towers and then they went on to Chicago to talk to the achitect to design the tower the same way the Sears tower was built. My uncle is really good friends with them and when they come we took them around town and they told us about the tower. I havent heard from them in a while, but I may go back to Medellin this summer...
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