La Torre Mapfre is one of the two tallest skyscrapers in the city of Barcelona, together with the Hotel Arts, located a few meters further. They form a symbolic gateway to the Olympic Barcelona from the Olympic port and were built for the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92. This symbolic meaning refers to the Venetian Towers in Plaza de España.
It was designed by the architectural group Ortiz-Leon. It has 44 floors and a height of 154 meters (according to some authors 157m) with different offices in the most. The building is named after Mapfre insurance company- its owner, but there are also other companies located in it.
Its main feature is the emphasis of horizontal lines of the floors. It has a central concrete core that also houses lifts and columns surrounding the façade to support it. It is mostly built in steel and glass what creates its unique beauty and simplicity. In front of the building is a famous golden fish, a sculpture designed by Frank Gehry which reflects rays of sunlight.