From Benidorm to sky. The city with the most skyscrapers per inhabitant in the world and the second in terms of the number of them per square meter, will continue to grow at the top.
Even without currently having the tallest buildings in the world, Benidorm's impressive skyline continues to leave many people speechless.
It is the third European city with the most skyscrapers in Europe.
It all started back in 1960 with the construction of the 'Front Al Mar' building, which had 14 floors, something quite normal for today, but at that time the usual thing was to have 5 floors.
It was not until 1969 when its first skyscraper as such, the 'Torre Blanca', with 30 floors totaling 94 meters in height, rose over the city of the Costa Blanca. It began, what would begin to be one of the most ambitious and advanced urban construction plans of the time. This construction of the city in height, would allow the growth of the population density without spreading in the green areas of the surroundings.
Most of the "towers" of Benidorm, if not their entirety, are intended for residential use, at the same time that they are not concentrated in a single part of the city, but are distributed practically throughout its extension, allowing to have views of the sea from almost any building in the town.
Well, this growth to the top will continue to occur in the tourist capital of the Costa Blanca, but also across the board. Thanks to the 'Poniente Partial Plan 2.1', 45,000 square meters of land are contemplated for free-height residential construction. Being next to the 'Ensanche de Levante' the largest bag of land under construction in the city.
This plan was already approved in 2019, and since then several buildings are being built such as the 'Delfín Tower', the 'Sunset Waves' (shaped like a sail) and the future 'Benidorm Beach', on the second line of the beach and with 36 stories high. To these buildings will be added the 'Sunset Cliffs', also in the Poniente area, a project that has recently seen the light and that will consist of two new towers with 24 and 30 heights respectively, offering resort services.
The increasingly visible end of the pandemic has led to an increase in the speed of the execution of all these projects, and that will mean that Benidorm, in addition to growing to the top, will do so widely in the Poniente area, which already has two of the most charismatic skyscrapers in Spain, such as the 'Gran Hotel Bali' and the 'In Tempo'.
In this other post, we describe the tallest buildings in the city. We leave you the link in case you want to know more about it.
The sky is not the limit.
(Sources: AquíEnBenidorm / AlicantePlaza)