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Old April 11th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #21
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if this "thing" is going to be constructed in a forest, they better dont built it
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Old April 13th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #22
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Strange location and positioning.

Nice tower.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:49 AM   #23
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if this "thing" is going to be constructed in a forest, they better dont built it

mmmmmmmm????????? what kind of comment is this???
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #24
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i think the place of construction is cool, something new...especially for a supertall
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #25
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for a supertall it has a very unorthodox location, I still desagree with it, because that land used to be a very lush green forest that obviously is not there anymore but i still like the supertall but built in a more urban location
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Old April 13th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #26
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I don't think it would look good in downtown because of the architecture of the other buildings.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #27
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I beg to differ, right now it might look like that, but i would definitely draw more investment of that kind to the area.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 02:40 AM   #28
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I agree with you. I believe the downtown area of the city would have been the best place to build the tower, however. I'd rather having it built in the mountain than not built at all.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #29
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The tower has over 300m, not 280m.

Love that tower, BTW.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 05:21 AM   #30
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It looks like a commie block.... nasty.
the thing is that it is a very common way to build in colombia. Most residential buildings "show" their brick. It isnt better or worse, just another way to build. The brick, by the way, normally is top notch, perfectly smooth. If you look at it in pics it looks ugly, but totally different in real life. Residential buildings with this type of facade are very accepted in colombia. Most of the buildings that possess the most expensive apartments in the country are built like this.

For example this building. This actually is for office space...but you can see my point.


by the way...El faro looks great...cant wait 2 see it built. Too bad it is not very well placed and does not agree with the environment (natural and man-made). But it has a purpose...its actually also a monument to Maria auxiliadora.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 05:27 AM   #31
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I agree with you all in that the location of this new building is not the right one. The Architect decided to do it in his home town of Sabaneta a suburb of Medellin to develop the area, and as an offering to the virgin mary.

Here are some renders done by one of the members in the colombian forum,


This is how downtown would of looked liked:





As for the brick buildings they are an icon in Colombian Architecture, and part of the Colombian Culture. Its simple as it represents old style colonial homes. Its quite nice in person, not disgusting as some of you mentioned it!

This is what I mean:
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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #32
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Super nice building! Another real skyscraper for South America. Now there is Venezuela, Chile and Colombia on the list of South American countries with a real skyscraper!!!
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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #33
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BTW: I have seen a report about Bogotá. Colombian town seem to have have a faible for red buildings,...
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 08:53 PM   #34
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check the web site of the construction group Monarca, here you can see a video of the building in greater details.

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http://www.grupo-monarca.com/monarca...d=36&Itemid=89
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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #35
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El Faro

I notice no one has posted on this site for a while but I found this image in an article on the internet the other day and wanted to see what people thought! It is done by YAS Architecture out of Chicago, Illinois for the Faro Monarca Tower. The information that the article gives says:

The Faro Monarca Tower stands 285 meters tall with 80 floors and an 850-car parking structure located 5 levels below-grade. The tower is a mixed-use building that includes offices, 200 hotel rooms, 400 condominium units and a convention center. Nearby the tower is a religious site with a chapel. The tower also includes direct access to the popular metro cable system.

Located in the foothills of Sabaneta, a suburb of Medellin, this structure stands to be not onlty the tallest building in Sabaneta, but in Latin America as well.

YAS Architecture has teamed with a local developer, a Colombian A/E team and has created a multi-disciplinary team specializing in tall structures to lead the design effort for this project.

Compared to the previous designs, I think that this is a really great design and really looks like it belongs in Colombia. What do you all think?



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Old October 29th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #36
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Much better! Thanks for those renders!
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Old October 29th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #37
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I've put the new design in the first page.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #38
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Wow the new design is quite nice.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #39
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Great for Medellin!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #40
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The beginning of the article started with this explanation - i forgot to add that part in...

The top of the building symbolizes the fruit of the coffee bean blossoming after 40 years of war. The building is meant to be an icon for the renaissance of Columbia.
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