A 110-meter-high tower is Telefonica’s new headquarters in Barcelona

The tower is located beside the sea in the first number of Diagonal Avenue in the Forum area. It will host the company’s I+D centre and will bring together all the Telefonica offices from around the city.

CNA / Josep Ramon Torné

January 12, 2011 10:59 PM

Barcelona (ACN).- The Mayor of Barcelona Jordi Hereu made this morning the formal delivery of the 24-story high tower to the President of Telefonica César Alierta. Hereu thanked Telefonica for its “intelligent” input for Barcelona and for placing its main I+D centre in th world in this new building. The 110-metre high tower is designed by the Catalan architect Enric Massip-Bosch and was built by a public-private consortium, which delivered the finalised building to the telecommunications multinational company. Hereu also emphasised the 2-year construction time, which he judged to be a record in a “difficult moment” of economic crisis.

The Torre Telefonica is located at the very beginning of the famous Diagonal Avenue, which crosses Barcelona diagonally from the sea to the Llobregat River. In fact, the address of the tower is ‘Diagonal Avenue, number 0’ and is just next to the Forum Building, designed by Herzog and De Meuron. The Forum area is next to the sea and the Besòs River end. It is a new business centre, located in a reformed area. In the next few weeks all the Telefonica offices around the city will move into the new high-rise building.