A new landmark in Barcelona

Thursday, July 13, 2006

"Tall buildings do not have a long tradition in Barcelona. Building restrictions dictated by successive town plans and their by-laws have hindered a continuous development of the city’s skyline, with the commitment to modernity focused on other urban parameters. One could say that concern for the urban space derives from possibilistic municipal policies aimed at wringing the maximum profit from public investment, which has not always coincided with ambitions to transform the city. It has been necessary to think up alternative solutions to gain access to the level of investment needed for a city to reinvent itself after having been abandoned for decades. " to find out more...
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