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The Torre Agbar is a 38-story tower located between Diagonal and Carrer Badajoz, near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel in association with the Spanish firm B720 Arquitectos and built by Dragados.[4] The Torre Agbar is located in the Poblenou neighborhood of Barcelona and is named after its owners, the Agbar Group, a holding company whose interests include the Barcelona water company Aigües de Barcelona.[5]

The tower has a total of 50,693 square metres, of which 30,000 are in offices, 3,210 in technical facilities, 8,132 in services, including an auditorium, and 9,132 square metres for parking.

It opened in June 2005 and was officially opened by the King of Spain on September 16, 2005 and at a cost of 130 million euros.

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