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. It will be the tallest skyscraper in Colombia, 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 under construction
|Tallest in Colombia since 2 April 2015[I]|
|Preceded by||Torre Colpatria, Bogotá
196 m (643 ft)
|Location||Calle 19 #5-20|
|Town or city||Santa Fe, Bogotá|
|Construction started||October 2011|
|Topped-out||24 July 2015|
|Cost||COP $ 240.000 million|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Grupo Alonso Balagúer|
|Structural engineer||Prabyc Ingenieros|
|Number of stores||30|
|Number of rooms||300|
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.
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.
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