Agbar Tower

When viewed from the top of the hill of Montjuic in Barcelona you can enjoy a majestic panorama, and you can see the tallest buildings in the city: the two towers of the Olympic Port, the Sagrada Familia and Torre Agbar.

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The Agbar Tower is a skyscraper near the Plaça de les Glories Catalanes. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and opened on September 16, 2005. According to Jean Nouvel, the shape of the Torre Agbar was inspired by the mountains of Montserrat that surround Barcelona, ​​and the form of a jet of water rising into the sky.
It is the headquarters of Agbar (Barcelona Aigua, which owes its name), Catalan society in water management in the city. The building is mainly dedicated to offices and services of various kinds, including an auditorium. The tower is 144 meters high, with 38 floors of which 4 are underground.

It is the third tallest building in the city after the skyscraper of the Hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre. Except for the lobby, where a small souvenir shop, the tower can not be visited by tourists. In addition, the Torre Agbar has 4,500 luminous devices that use LED technology, which allows imaging of light across the surface of the building. Also has temperature sensors external to automatically adjust the opening and closing of the shutters of the glass construction, thereby reducing power consumption for air conditioning.

A habit of recent years is spending the New Year’s Eve to the foot of the tower and look when you change color! For more information, please access the official website of the Torre Agbar.

I leave you with a video showing the color change of the tower in the New Year!

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