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Torre Agbar [ Friday, 16 Sep 05 | 17:21 ]
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The Torre Agbar or Agbar Tower will be officially inaugurated by S.M. el Rey (the King of Spain) today. At 142 meters (466 feet) and 31 floors, it is the third highest building in Barcelona. It is the new headquarters for Aigues de Barcelona, the Barcelona Water company. The parent company Grupo Agbar also owns the company I use for health insurance, Adeslas.

The building, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, is distinguished by its lights and colors, that change in function by the hours of the day and night. Its cylindrical structure (ahem) has changed the skyline of Barcelona.

Check out my gallery of pictures that I have culled from multiple sites.

Agbar Tower and the Plaça de les Glories Catalanes
Agbar Tower and the Plaça de les Glories Catalanes

Animation of lights
Animation of lights

[User Picture]From: rootbeer1
Friday, 16 Sep 05 | 16:14 (UTC)
It's gorgeous ... but probably too phallic for the U.S.
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Friday, 16 Sep 05 | 16:22 (UTC)

Too phallic...

It even stands out when viewed from the terraza of my piso. :-)

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[User Picture]From: mindplay
Friday, 16 Sep 05 | 16:17 (UTC)
That is amazing! I so want to get over to Barcelona, this makes it even more pressing. Thanks for sharing!
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Friday, 16 Sep 05 | 16:26 (UTC)

Getting to Barcelona

I can host visitors here. I just sent off double_ohsteven to the Basque Country this morning.

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[User Picture]From: gorkabear
Saturday, 17 Sep 05 | 19:59 (UTC)


Now they just have to finish to fix Plaça de les Glòries because that's a full mess - The highway drum didn't work out.

And yes, it looks like a metal dildo of huge proportions! But I like it
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