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BD Bacatá (abbreviation for Bogotá Downtown Bacatá) is a skyscraper currently under construction in Bogotá, Colombia, the tallest in the country, surpassing the Torre Colpatria and the second tallest in South America. The building is 67 stories high and covers a total surface area of 1,200,000 square feet (111,480 m2). Development includes office and retail space, apartments and a 364 room hotel, replacing the former Hotel Bacatá that was constructed in the same location.[4] It will be the tallest skyscraper in Colombia,[5] and the first crowdfunded skyscraper, meaning that it was funded by private individuals through the purchase of shares and fiduciary rights allowed under Colombian law.

BD Bacatá
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BD Bacatá under construction
Hotel chain Eurostars
Record height
Tallest in Colombia since 2 April 2015[I]
Preceded by Torre Colpatria, Bogotá
196 m (643 ft)
General information
Type Mixed-use
Location Calle 19 #5-20
Town or city Santa Fe, Bogotá
Country  Colombia
Coordinates 4°36′17.1″N 74°04′13.2″W / 4.604750°N 74.070333°W / 4.604750; -74.070333Coordinates: 4°36′17.1″N 74°04′13.2″W / 4.604750°N 74.070333°W / 4.604750; -74.070333
Named for Bacatá
Construction started October 2011
Topped-out 24 July 2015
Estimated completion 2017
Cost COP $ 240.000 million
Height
Architectural
  • South tower:
    216 m (709 ft)
  • North tower:
    167 m (548 ft)
Technical details
Floor count
  • South tower:
    67 floors
  • North tower:
    56 floors
Design and construction
Architecture firm Grupo Alonso Balagúer
Developer BD Promotores
Structural engineer Prabyc Ingenieros
Other information
Number of stores 30
Number of rooms 300
Parking
  • 739 places
  •  405 private
  •  334 public
Website
www.bdbacata.com
References
[1][2][3]

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EtymologyEdit

The name of the tower; Bacatá is taken from the former name of the main settlement on the Bogotá savanna of the pre-Columbian Muisca; Bacatá, which means "(enclosure) outside of the farm fields" in the indigenous language of the Muisca, Muysccubun.[6]

DesignEdit

The BD Bacatá complex has the two tallest buildings in Colombia, one with 67 stories, where the new hotel, owned by the Spanish firm Eurostars, will be operating; and the other with 56 stories. The main materials used in the construction of the skyscraper are glass, aluminium and concrete. Both buildings will be connected by a pedestrian footpath in the first floor through the mall's platform, shared by both of them, and it will also have two pedestrian bridges, located in the 14 and 25 floors of both towers.

In the south tower, where the hotel will be located, the predominant material will be glass, notable in the curtain wall planned for it. The office section, located in the north tower, will also have a glass facade and the apartments section will have windows from floor to ceiling, and balconies.

CrowdfundingEdit

BD Bacatá is the world's first crowdfunded skyscraper.[7] It is the first skyscraper to be built in Colombia in 35 years. The structure is financed by over 3,800 ordinary Colombians.[8]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BD Bacatá at Emporis.com". Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "BD Bacatá". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "El edificio más alto de Colombia ya dispone del 55% del capital necesario para su construcción". Portafolio. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Crowdfunded Skyscraper: Record-Breaking Tower in Bogotá". web Urbanist. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Berg, Nate. "Crowdfunding a Skyscraper". City Lab. The Atlantic. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Arciniegas, Germán. "Los nombres de Santafé y Bogotá: Bogotá quiere decir república. Santafe, colonia". Banco de la República. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "A Crowdfunded Skyscraper Rises In Colombia". Fast Coexist. Fast Company. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Alois, JD. "Largest Crowdfunding Campaign Ever: BD Bacatá Skyscraper from Prodigy Network". Crowdfund Insider. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 

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