Construction of Barcelona’s new Telecommunications Tower began in February 1990 and it was brought into operation in July 1992 on the occasion of Barcelona hosting the XXV Olympiad.
The tower is located in the Collserola mountain range which runs parallel to the Mediterranean Sea and forms the western boundary of the city. The site of the tower, Turo de la Vilana, is 445 meters above sea level and the construction rises a further 268 meters from this height.The complex comprises of the tower and an auxiliary building which houses services for the installations. The tower itself consists of three parts; a concrete shaft, just 4.5 meters in diameter, with a height of 205 meters; a tubular steel mast of 38 meters and, bringing the tower to its full height, a 45-meter stretch of latticed steel.
The public viewing deck, 560 meters above sea level, affords excellent views taking in the city and its environs, the Mediterranean Sea and the Catalan hinterland. The viewing deck is reached from inside the mountain by means of an elevator which travels up the outside of the concrete shaft. The elevator is glazed to permit panoramic viewing and takes the public to the observatory in under two minutes.
|FACTS AND STATISTICS|
|Depth below ground||5m|
|Construction time||2 years|
|Elevator capacity||250 per hour|
|Max. people working on tower at any one time during construction||300|
|Max. wind speed||330kmh|
|Max. diameter of shaft||4.5m|
|Min. diameter of shaft||3m|
|Total length of antennae||32m / 37m|
Mr Diego Garcia
Ms Montse Carner
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