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The Torre Blancas Tower – Reinforced Concrete Wonder

Archdaily,com has a post on the Torre Blancas Tower, completed in 1969.

It also stands as one the most complicated and innovative reinforced concrete structures of the era, absent of the typical rectilinear qualities associated with cast-in-place concrete.

Courtesy Archdaily

A circular concrete volume located within the middle of the tower that contains the main spiraling staircase functions as the ‘tree trunk’ for the floor slabs to connect from exterior to interior.