Sky Tower (Tirana)
|Sky Tower without entrance area|
|Architectural style :||Postmodern|
|Architect :||Ilir Shijaku - Architecture & Urban Design Studio|
|Use / legal|
|Usage :||Hotel, office and residential buildings|
|Height :||approx. 60 or 70 m|
The Sky Tower ( Albanian also Kulla e Vodafonit , dt. Vodafone -Turm ) in Tirana is a high-rise building in the Albanian capital. It was built around the year 2000 and at that time was the tallest building in Albania with 17 floors. It is located in the city center in the nightlife district of Blloku , which used to be the residential area of the communist nomenklatura .
The Sky Tower was built at a time when Tirana began to grow rapidly and numerous houses with more than ten floors were built in the city. Not quite finished in 2002, the restaurant was open the following year.
A hotel with 33 rooms is located on the first two floors . The floors above are used as office space or accommodate apartments. The famous writer Ismail Kadare has an apartment in the Sky Tower . Albania's first revolving restaurant is located in a roof structure , which is popular with tourists as it offers a good view of the city.
In the meantime, a new high-rise building of roughly the same height has been built at a short distance of a few meters.
Map of Tiranas
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