Torre Cepsa in October 2017.
|Former names||Torre Repsol, Torre Caja Madrid, Torre Bankia|
|Location||Pº de la Castellana 259, CTBA, Madrid, Spain|
|Construction started||8 October 2004|
|Roof||248.3 m (815 ft)|
|Floor area||107,966 m2 (1,162,140 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Structural engineer||Halvorson and Partners|
|Main contractor||FCC and Dragados|
The Torre Cepsa (renamed in June 2014, before was Torre Bankia)(English: Cepsa Tower) is a skyscraper located in the Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid, Spain. With a height of 248.3 m (815 ft) and 45 floors, it is the second tallest of the four buildings in the Cuatro Torres Business Area complex, surpassed by Torre de Cristal by less than a metre. It is the second tallest building in Spain and the 5th tallest building in the European Union.
Designed by Lord Foster, it was first known as Torre Repsol and would have served as headquarters for Repsol YPF oil and gas company. During the construction of the tower, Repsol decided to change the location of its future headquarters and the financial institution Caja Madrid purchased the building for €815 million in August 2007.
In 2016 it was bought by Amancio Ortega, Europe's richest man and founder of global fashion group and Zara owner Inditex (ITX.MC), for €90 million euros through his property investment arm, Pontegadea Inmobiliaria, one of the biggest property companies in Spain. He purchased the tower from Abu Dhabi tycoon Khadem al-Qubaisi, whose fund had exercised a last-minute purchase option from Spanish lender Bankia (BKIA.MC), its previous owner.
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- List of tallest buildings in the European Union
- List of tallest buildings in the world
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- Structurae database
Media related to Torre Cepsa, Madrid at Wikimedia Commons
- Fosters and Partners official site (in English)
- Halvorson and Partners Structural Engineers official site (in English)