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1.2 million square feet / 110,000 square meters
At 300 meters (984 feet) in height, Torre Costanera is not only the tallest building in Santiago but also in the Southern hemisphere. Santiago’s close proximity to the Andes creates an dramatic setting for its design: the tower is simple and clear against the backdrop of the mountains. Rising from the northwest corner of the new development next to the Mapocho River, the 64-story, glass-clad tower has a slightly tapered, slender form that culminates in a sculptural latticed crown. It is the city’s new landmark.
This is a building of the 21st century, both technically and aesthetically. It is designed with state-of-the-art structural systems, mechanical systems, and responsiveness to the environment. Its exterior cladding jibs are comprised primarily of glass with high performance coatings which allow both floor-to-ceiling unobstructed views and intelligent solar shading. Many of building’s feature are “green,” including the choice of materials, its exterior wall design and its mechanical and electrical systems. Its elevator systems are comprised of double-deck elevators with lobbies on both the lower two floors and a sky lobby at the 36th floor.