Intempo, Spanish Skyscraper, Has no Elevator to the Top (+Photos)

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 10, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Intempo skyscraper–located in Benidorm, Spain, and is 47 stories tall–doesn’t have an elevator that goes to the top.

The building was originally designed to be 20 stories but builders wanted to construct it further. But unfortunately, the designers forgot to put in an elevator that goes to the 47th floor.

It’s unclear now what will happen with the building, which towers over the other buildings in the city, reported the El Pais newspaper, which saw the contract.

The New York Daily News points out that the building is around 94 percent complete. The construction of the building was originally funded by the Caixa Galicia bank, but it was later taken over by Sareb, known as “the bad bank” in Spain,” according to the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund.

The three agencies were focusing on the bank’s toxic estate assets when they made the statement.

But due to bad planning and financial shortfalls–which included not paying construction workers for months at a time in 2010–an elevator wasn’t put in.

The grand opening for the skyscraper was planned for this December and it seems likely that exterior elevators will be set up for the elevator at an extra cost.

According to the Daily Mail, the building was intended to be a sign of prosperity for Spain and Benidorm, a city that is located on the scenic coast.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.