Architekten bauen ein Wohnhaus mit 47 Stockwerken und vergessen den Aufzug

12.8.2013
Willy
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Diese Story klingt so unglaublich und bizarr, dass sie eigentlich gar nicht wahr sein könnte, sie aber doch leider ist. Der „Intempo“ Wolkenkratzer in Benidorm sollte ein Paradebeispiel für die Kreativität Spaniens werden und natürlich auch der Wirtschaftskrise trotzen. Soweit alles schön und gut. Hätten die Investoren und Architekten nur nicht solche Gier nach mehr gehabt und auf die ursprünlich 20 Stockwerke noch 27 oben draufgesetzt. Letztendlich hat dann sowohl Platz als auch Geld nicht mehr für einen Lift gereicht.

The Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain—standing proud in this image—was designed to be a striking symbol of hope and prosperity, to signal to the rest of the world that the city was escaping the financial crisis. Sadly, the builders forgot to include a working elevator.

In fairness, the entire construction process has been plagued with problems, reports Ecnonomia. Initially funded by a bank called Caixa Galicia, the finances were recently taken over by Sareb – Spain’s so-called „bad bank“ – when the mortgage was massively written down.

In part, that was a function of the greed surrounding the project. Initially designed to be a mere 20 storeys tall, the developers got over-excited and pushed the height way up: now it boasts 47 storeys, and will include 269 homes.

But that push for more accommodation came at a cost. The original design obviously included specifications for an elevator big enough for a 20-storey building. In the process of scaling things up, however, nobody thought to redesign the elevator system—and, naturally, a 47-storey building requires more space for its lifts and motor equipment. Sadly, that space doesn’t exist.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the architects working on the project have resigned, and it remains unclear exactly how the developers will solve the problem.

The Builders of This Spanish Skyscraper Forgot the Elevator

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Willy Dr. Lima

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