FAQ. What is the tall bullet shaped building in Barcelona?

FAQ. What is tall bullet shaped tower in Barcelona?

Barcelona's tall bullet shaped skyscraper tower is Torre Agbar - Agbar Tower (height 144m) which is a skyscraper with a design similar to the Gherkin building (height 180m) in London.

The Agbar Tower is a recent addition to the Barcelona skyline. It was originall the Agbar water company head office, but has not been vacated and is designated to become a 5 star hotel in the Hyatt group. At the moment the tower is empty so the light illuminations at night are not turned on.

This tower is not open to the general public and has no public viewing deck. The tower was illuminated daily but not at the moment. The tower was built in 2004 and has 33 floors, is 144 m / 474 ft high and has 4400 windows.

It was designed by celebrated French architect 
Jean Nouvel, who also designed the nearby Poblenou park. The Agbar water company occupies the top half of the building. The entire tower will be converted into a 5 star hotel in a the coming years. Nearby attractions include DHUB Disseny Hub Barcelona Design museum, Barcelona flea market Encants Vells,  shopping mall Les Glories and the high tec @22 business area.

Torre Agbar Barcelona

Pictures Agbar Tower - Torre Agbar

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 22:57