Nearly 15 years after construction first kicked off, Intempo, an eccentric, vaguely M-shaped residential high-rise towering 650-plus feet above the coastal town of Benidorm, Spain, is finally complete.
Initially derailed by the 2008 economic crisis, Intempo’s journey to full realization has been a decidedly off-tempo one, its momentum disrupted by construction fits and starts, bankruptcies, sluggish sales, multiple owners, resigning architects, and weird internet rumors involving elevators. (But not the global pandemic, apparently.) Still, the 47-story apartment building has emerged from its seemingly cursed status with several noteworthy superlatives still in place: it is the tallest residential building anywhere within the European Union, the tallest structure of any type in
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