Grand Santiago Tower
Grand Santiago Tower
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Neighbourhood: Providencia
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  • Tobalaba • 5 min walk
  • Tobalaba • 5 min walk
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PintoGodoy
Edinburgh, UK98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It's high, my body automatically wanted to divert towards the centre and keep away from the windows. Santiago is a huge city and unfortunately has a lot of vehicles and this creates smog. The unfortunate thing is very rarely is it a crystal clear view.

To access the lift to go up, you need to go inside the tower which has 3 floors of shops eg a mall. at the back you will find the place to pay, you go through a metal detector and then the lift. the lift is fast even though the building is high.

Once you get up you can take your pictures, there are 2 floors with views but you do not actually get to be in open air, it is all surrounded by glass. Some of the glass was not clean so it was difficult to take decent pictures.

Would I recommend, well its a thing to do and say you've done.
Written February 5, 2023
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The tower is the tallest skyscraper in Santiago and South America altogether for that reason. It stands at an impressive height of 300m (64 floors) and towers high above anything else in the area.
Written September 12, 2019
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Cristian Weitzel
Santiago, Chile14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
The Gran Torre Santiago (Spanish for "Grand Santiago Tower"), previously known as Torre Gran Costanera, is a 64-story tall skyscraper under construction in Santiago, Chile. In 2011 it became the tallest building in South America,[3] and in 2012 the tallest in Latin America.[4] Upon completion it will become the second tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, behind Q1 in Australia's sixth largest city the Gold Coast, Queensland, just surpassing the Eureka Tower in Australia's second largest city, Melbourne.

Gran Torre Santiago is part of the Costanera Center complex, which will include a shopping mall, two hotels and two additional office towers. Gran Torre Santiago will be 300 metres (980 ft) tall and 64 stories high plus 6 basement floors, with a floor pitch of 4.1 metres (13 ft) and 107.125 m² in area.[5]

Once the tower is completed, there will be nearly 700,000 square meters of building space available built on 47,000 square meters of land. Planners estimate there will be some 240,000 people going to and from the site each day.[6] The tower was designed by the Argentine architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Chilean architects Alemparte Barreda & Asociados, and by the Canadian company Watt International. Structural engineering is performed by the Chilean company René Lagos y Asociados Ing. Civiles Ltda. Salfa Corp. was responsible for its construction.[5] René Lagos, the building’s structural engineer, said in a documentary about the tower, that “if it is well planned and meets all the needs of its users, a high-rise building can be a very good solution to the problem of city border expansion and can improve the quality of life of those who live and work in them.
Construction of the building began in June 2006 and was expected to be completed in 2010, but was put on hold in January 2009 due to the global financial crisis of 2008–2009.[8] Construction on the project resumed on 17 December 2009[3] and it was expected to be inaugurated in 2013.[5]

In early November 2010, standing 205 m tall, it overtook the neighboring Titanium La Portada to become the tallest building in Chile. In February 2011, La Segunda daily reported that, at 226 m tall, the tower had overtaken Caracas's Twin Towers to become the tallest building in South America,[3] while La Tercera newspaper reported in February 2012 that it had achieved that feat on 12 April 2011.[5]

Structural work on the tower was completed in July 2011[9] and the maximum height of 300 m was achieved on 14 February 2012, becoming the tallest building in Latin America.[4]
Written October 6, 2014
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Neil B
Gloucestershire, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had a great time at the tower. The view of Santiago are awesome. The two observation decks were large and spacious and not crowded.
We were very impressed with the restaurant quality both service and the food were excellent
Written November 18, 2019
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Koukat
Melbourne, Australia750 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We went out to the large indoor shopping centre right next door by metro and thought we would visit the observation deck. Unfortunately it's not yet open to the public.
Written April 18, 2015
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,977 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It is an impressive tower and the tallest in Latin America. Sadly it was boarded up outside like so many other buildings around this area.
Written November 18, 2019
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plpack
Portland, OR17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
A visit to the top of the tower is easy and was not crowded at all. In fact only maybe 12 people were at the top on our visit late morning on a weekday. It would be good to gauge the smog clarity if you have the option to choose days. A night view I imagine would also be great. There are plenty of information boards and recordings telling of what you are looking at. Very neat.
Written March 15, 2018
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drbench400
Washington, DC147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
Took the number 1 line Metro to Tobalaba station and then a five minute walk. Costs 10,000 Chilean pesos, about $15, to go to the top; 984 feet up. Fabulous views of all of Santiago and the Andes as well. Attached to a fancy mall with lots of high end shopping and restaurants. Well worth the visit!
Written April 10, 2017
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davidtwtong
San Jose, CA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
I did not expect much, as I've been to most of the tallest buildings in the world. Nevertheless, the view of Santiago is quite different than other metropolitans. The shopping mall below is quite nice, and it is a good spot to spend a couple hours in the afternoon.
Written May 1, 2016
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Mintcake58
Liverpool, UK1,538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
The views from the top of this most striking building, the tallest in South America, are simply stunning. It costs only £5 and is worth every penny. The lift back down opens onto the top floor of the adjacent shopping mall, so you can combine the trip with some shopping too.
Written February 24, 2016
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