Buenos Aires dreams of having the world’s tallest skyscraper
As part of the inauguration of the world’s tallest tower in Dubai, in Buenos Aires, Torcello group, whose leader is the architect Julio Torcello, proposed to build the Buenos Aires Forum (BAF), a building that will have a 1 kilometer in height, beating the UAE.
The BAF will be an International Business and Communication Center, will be built as a tribute to the Bicentennial, with six platforms of 55 hectares and a tower of 1,000 m high in ‘Rio de la Plata’, will cost 3330 million dollars and will create 20,000 jobs .
Momento24 spoke with the architect Julio Torcello and he said that currently the project is well in financial terms and also about the place where the tower will be located permanently. In his words “Everything is ready for the construction”. However, the architect was very cautious with the information due to ‘political reasons’”
Torcello said years ago that this proposal is intended to “place Argentina in the center of international investment. It would then be the first national public work with private external debts.
“The idea is to sell the brand Buenos Aires, which symbolizes what it can offer, attracting investments to create a new city and produce a new wave of immigration that will generate a large national market” said Torcello to ‘La Nacion’ in 2006.
BAF will be located five over the river (between the navigation channels Emilio Miter and north) and there will live 120 thousand inhabitants. It will also have a integrated multimodal transport Subfluvial system between the meeting point of the airport and port charges.
From the technical side ‘La Nacion’ reported that: “Ubicated on a surface of 160 m in diameter, the macrostructure of concrete is a telescoping central mast circular section (1000 m high, 60 m in diameter), and to allow stiffness in the highest, the system is the type tap-root, which remains the core into the ground. This vertical circular mast section contains a transitional structure of reinforced concrete.
Torcello July envisioned the tower as the “geometrical image of the human genome. And in his words: “First it was a great ruler of DNA in height and then transformed into a cone to give the idea of infinite protection in cosmos.