Madrid Facts

150m+ Buildings 5 Completed1 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Torre de Cristal (249 m)
Global Ranking #117 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #8 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in Spain by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Torre Picasso (1989)
Average Building Age 13 years
Most Common Function Office, 67%
Most Common Material Concrete, 60%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

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1   Torre de Cristal 2008 249 m
2   Torre Cepsa 2008 248 m
3   Torre PwC 2008 236 m
4   Torre Espacio 2008 224 m
5   Caleido 2019 181 m
6   Torre Picasso 1989 156 m
7   Torre de Madrid 1957 142 m
8   Torre Europa 1985 120 m
9   Edificio Espana 1953 117 m
10   Puerta de Europa Torre I 1996 114 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Torre Chamartin - -
  Proposed
1   Torre de Cristal 2008 249 m
2   Torre Cepsa 2008 248 m
3   Torre PwC 2008 236 m
4   Torre Espacio 2008 224 m
5   Caleido 2019 181 m
6   Torre Picasso 1989 156 m
7   Torre de Madrid 1957 142 m
8   Torre Europa 1985 120 m
9   Edificio Espana 1953 117 m
10   Puerta de Europa Torre I 1996 114 m
  Completed   Under Constr.

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