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Que paza!!!
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Puerta de Europa
Madrid, Spain


HEIGHT: 114m
FLOORS: 26
COMPLETION: 1996
ARCHITECT: Philip Johnson and John Burgee


Pics here: both towers: http://www.emporis.com/en/il/pc/?id=101520&aid=23
one tower: http://www.emporis.com/en/il/pc/?id=112022&aid=8
the other: http://www.emporis.com/en/il/pc/?id=112004&aid=8



A beauty pic from google street view:
some pics from flickr!

These towers has been the first leaning skyscrapers ever built, with an inclination of 15º





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Leaning towers are a gimmick too far for me. OK, but not a 10.

Do you think that people get dizzy looking down at the ground from the upper floors!?
 

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They're not too tall, but there's a very nice design, I love the idea of the inclination its so original.



 

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XPC Fagua chinanuca
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cool ones....more pics please 9/10
 

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I give them 8/10

Two more pics taken last year.

Almost from under the towers:



The East tower (Realia):

 

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Soufian said:
They are too low! And the name is totally wrong, that's why I don't like it! 6,5/10.
If you don't like the name, it's good!!

But it's not wrong, Puerta de Europa we could translate like "Europe Gate" and it's have a sense: in Madrid there are several gates (Alcalá Gate, Toledo Gate...), so from here the idea of a gate; "Europe" because they are at the North of the city and that's the direction of the rest of Europe!!

To me 10/10, it's true that the streets around them they're not very beautiful, but now in front it's going to be open a new park and Calatrava is working in a new project for the square!!
 

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Up close they're rather crude, but from a distance they seem much better and make quite a good impact on the skyline; quite attention grabbing.

7.5 overall.
 
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