Torre Agbar is a 144.4 m high and 38-story skyscraper. Because of its unique shape, it is often mentioned by local people as the “Blue Cigar”. The construction is located in the northern part of Barcelona’s beach, on Avinguda Diagonal, near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes.
Due to its height and uniqueness, the tower is one of the most prominent icons of Barcelona. It can also be considered to be one of the symbols of the Modern architecture of the city, which is a great combination of Gothic and Modernista elements complemented with some new and attractive characteristics (for additional information – Architecture in Barcelona). The skyscraper was designed by a French architect, Jean Nouvel, and it was inspired by Montserrat mountain.
The building is currently owned by Grupo Agbar (that is why it is named Torre Agbar) which is a company that owns inter alia the water company of Barcelona.