Torre Agbar / Agbar Tower, Barcelona (Spain), 144m, 34st., 3d-model for Google Earth  

Details about the building and the model, links, photos, maps

Details of the building

name Torre Agbar
adress Barcelona, Spain
height/size 144m, 34st, 39.000 m²
architects Jean Nouvel
3d-warehouse 3dHH-Torre-Agbar
further links Wiki-DE / Wiki-EN / emporis

According to Jean Nouvel, the shape of the Torre Agbar was inspired by Montserrat, a mountain near Barcelona, and by the shape of a geyser rising into the air. Jean Nouvel, in an interview, described it as having a phallic character. As a result of its unusual shape, the building is known by several nicknames, such as "el supositori" (the suppository), "l'obús" (the shell) and some more scatological ones. It is also somewhat similar in shape to Sir Norman Foster's 30 St. Mary Axe in London, often called "the Gherkin". It has 30,000 m² (323,000 ft²) of above-ground office space, 3,210 m² (34,500 ft²) of technical service floors with installations and 8,351 m² (90,000 ft²) of services, including an auditorium. The Agbar Tower measures 144.4 m (473.75 ft) in height and consists of 38 storeys, including four underground levels. (from Wikipedia)

Torre Agbar in Google Street View

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You can move around the panorama-photos: drag the photo with the mouse or click on the arrows / control elements.
Keyboard-moving: forward=cursorUp/W, backward=cursorDn/S, left=cursorL/A, right=cursorR/D, viewUp=pageUp, Down=pageDn, zoom=+/-

3d-models in Google Earth

The current 3d-model in Googles "Best of 3d-gallery". Filesize (incl. smaller buildings) = 660 kB

My modell, more realistic but only 79 kB

Maps / Satellite photo

static Map: Barcelona, zoom level z=11

static Map: Barcelona, zoom level z=15

interactive Google Hybrid-Map,zoom level z=17, Large Map