Barcelona: Calatrava tower

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The architectural marvel known as the Torre de Calatrava was built just before the 1992 Olympic games as a communications tower for broadcasting the games to the world. It is a highly visible landmark in Montjuïc and it caused great controversy at the time it was built.

It stands 616 feet (188 meters) tall and was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava (hence the name) who is known for his elegantly engineered bridges. Despite strong resistance from his peers, the communications tower was erected and the result is quite stunning.

One can see the Calatrava tower from anywhere in Barcelona. It is the telecommunications tower and the symbol according to its creator Santiago Calatrava of the XXI century. Pointing towards the sky, it opens the way to new galaxies.

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