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Torres CTBA, Madrid

Posted by
Paco Díaz (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) on 17 May 2010 in Architecture.

Cuatro Torres Business Area (CTBA) es un parque empresarial junto al Paseo de la Castellana, en Madrid (España), sobre los terrenos de la antigua Ciudad Deportiva del Real Madrid.
Conocido inicialmente como Madrid Arena, el consorcio de propietarios de las cuatro torres decidió adoptar una nueva imagen corporativa para el conjunto y el nombre Cuatro Torres Business Area.
Este parque empresarial consta de cuatro rascacielos que son los edificios más altos de Madrid y de España.
Los cuatro edificios son la Torre Caja Madrid (obra de Norman Foster), la Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso (de Carlos Rubio Carvajal y Enrique Álvarez-Sala Walter), la Torre de Cristal (de César Pelli) y la Torre Espacio (de Henry N. Cobb).
La primera de ellas es la más alta de Madrid y España con sus 250 metros de altura.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/320 second F/11.0 ISO 100 32 mm

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Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

L'homme ne manque pas d'imagination pour construire et surtout créer des formes étonnantes, différentes, surprenantes parfois sur ces géants que sont les immeubles. Une belle photographie.

17 May 2010 5:32am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very beautiful compo and colors. The detail and the tones are lovely.

17 May 2010 6:33am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Beautiful architecture, I think Madrid is a great city.

17 May 2010 7:04am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great combination of cubist shapes

17 May 2010 9:44am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Madrid...I remember landing there and having to wait to get to the National airport and there had been a bank coup of some sort and everyone was being searched, stripped, women were sent to a private room for undressing, I was twenty and i couldn't image what was about to happen, then it was my turn and the immigration officer looked at me , asked for my passport, then smiled and said ' Ha Canadiena? Maria-Claudia (middle name is Marie-Claude) si, si...' and they let me out without a search, those are the days I love being Canadian lol oh I got lost in the memory....

17 May 2010 9:57am

@Lorraine: In Spain I think that all people like canadians. I love Canada and canadians, everybody is so kind and easy... I have been several times in Canada, teaching Spanish literature in different universities. Last time two years ago, in London, Ontario.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well.....I cannot understand WHY is it necessary to have so many towers? Do you?

17 May 2010 10:08am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Very special architecture and a beautiful composition from you Paco.

17 May 2010 10:10am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Très belle architecture et création aux formes variées. elles sont gigantesque par rapport aux immeubles qui sont devant. Superbe cliché. Bonne journée.

17 May 2010 10:17am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Las torres y el rastro del avión que las une en una diagonal perfecta y efímera! Muy buena esta imagen de cuatro torres espectaculares que por cierto no me gustan mucho estéticamente hablando. En realidad no soy muy amante de estos edificios tan altos. Mis preferencias urbanísticas no están de moda, me temo! Un abrazo amigo! Adela

17 May 2010 10:55am

rem_la from Villiers, France

une belle architecture !

17 May 2010 11:02am

Siepi from Perk, Belgium

Lucky city with such great architectural buildings. Lucky you, that you could take this photo and for that: lucky us that we can enjoy it.

17 May 2010 11:12am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful and unique architecture in these towers of enterprise! Nicely captured Paco! ;-)

17 May 2010 11:21am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe cadrage! Belle image de cette architecture différente!

17 May 2010 11:34am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Impressionnantes tours par leur grandeur, leur architecture... Belle photo

17 May 2010 12:29pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

impressionnant, un quartier très moderne

17 May 2010 1:13pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

These tall buildings are really impressive . What a cool architecture . I always think of earthquake when see these high buildings . Now again ... :))

17 May 2010 1:23pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Paco, este tipo de fotografia no es precisamente el que prefiero y más con esos horrorosos bloques en la base. No obstante es interesante observar la diversidad en la uniformidad de las cuatro torres. Saludos.

17 May 2010 1:52pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful cityscape, 4 unique styles of towers

17 May 2010 2:06pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

swoosh...and it goes through the buildings, great shot

17 May 2010 3:56pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Impresionante arquitectura y tu foto refleja precisamente eso, su grandeza!

17 May 2010 4:15pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful series of buildings. The result is very nice

17 May 2010 6:13pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Curioso conjunto de edificios singulares! Bien vista!!!

17 May 2010 7:37pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

New and old - very interesting and excellent composition !

17 May 2010 8:03pm

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17 May 2010 9:10pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Now this is a city I would love to visit. Great composition with the vapour trail linking the buildings.

17 May 2010 10:00pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Great light and shadow, Francisco - beautifully photographed.

18 May 2010 12:50am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those are impressive and imposing buildings. They are appropriate for the titans of industry.

18 May 2010 2:21am

Kenton from Calgary, Canada

Great composition of some very interesting architecture.

18 May 2010 3:26am

TofiX from Tebriz, Iran

Excellent view point ! I like the perspective

18 May 2010 4:48pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like this cityscape - I can see the changes of the city

19 May 2010 5:33pm

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/320 second
ISO 100
32 mm