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Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator

Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator
Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator , Image via Gizmodo
Image via Gizmodo

Standing tall as a “striking symbol of hope and prosperity,” the Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain is missing one essential component: a working elevator. Although the towers’ have been riddled with issues from the start, its “over-excited” developers decided to double the structure’s original height from 20 to 47 stories. Unfortunately, the expansion was realized without the appropriate recalculation of its elevator system, leaving little space for larger lifts and motor equipment that would naturally be required for a taller building. Since, the project's architects, Roberto Perez Guerras have resigned and it is unclear as to how the developers will overcome the issue. 

Reference: GizmodoEl Pais

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator " 10 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/414124/spanish-builders-forget-skyscraper-elevator/>
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