Torre Costanera

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Height: Occupied
261 m / 856 ft
Height: To Tip
300 m / 984 ft
Height: Architectural
300 m / 984 ft
Torre Costanera Outline
Height: Observatory
261 m / 856 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6.6 m/s
Tower GFA
110,000 m² / 1,184,030 ft²


Official Name Torre Costanera
Name of Complex Costanera Center
Other Names Gran Torre Costanera
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Chile
City Santiago
Street Address & Map Avenida Andrés Bello 2425, Providencia
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2014
Official Website Torre Costanera
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #184 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #1 Tallest in South America
National Ranking #1 Tallest in Chile
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Santiago

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Cencosud
Design Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Architect of Record Alemparte, Barreda y Asociados
Structural Engineer
Design Rene Lagos Engineers
Peer Review Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Inspecta
Main Contractor SalfaCorp
Other Consultant
• Energy Concept Watt International
• Environmental neabranding
Façade ALT Limited
• Way Finding neabranding
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding Far East Aluminum Works Co., Ltd.
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Formwork Doka GmbH
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

About Torre Costanera

Torre Costanera's design comes from it's close proximity to the Andes, and the need to distinguish the tower against this dramatic backdrop. It has prompted a simple and clear form. Rising from the northwest corner of the development next to the Mapocho River, the glass-clad tower has a slightly tapered, slender form that culminates in a sculptural latticed crown. The four corners are indented to accentuate its slenderness. The glass surface of the tower strikes a delicate balance between transparency and reflectivity. At the top of the tower is a dramatic steel and glass structure, providing a unique and elegant silhouette.

This is a 21st century building, both technically and aesthetically. It is designed with state-of-the-art structural and mechanical systems, including a highly advanced outrigger system to account for Santiago’s high level of seismic activity. The cooling tower draws its entire water supply from the adjacent San Carlos canal.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

Other Building Facts

South America's first supertall building.

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