Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

CTBUH Board of Trustees Unveils Signboard Confirming Costa Rica’s Tallest Building
March 25, 2017
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SAN JOSÉ – The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Board of Trustees joined the developers of Torre Paseo Colón 2, Grupo Inmobilario del Parque (GIP), in unveiling a commemorative signboard designating the tower as the tallest building in Costa Rica at 101.35 meters and the first building in the Central American country to rise above 100 meters. The ceremony took place at the entrance of the building, where the signboard stands proudly in a vegetated planter.

Attendees of the ceremony included (Left to Right): CTBUH Chairman David Malott; CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood; CTBUH Vice-Chairman Timothy Johnson, Design Partner, NBBJ; Paula Vargas, San José Vice Mayor; Jorge Luis Salinas, President, GIP; CTBUH Trustee Dennis Poon, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti; CTBUH Treasurer Steve Watts, Partner, Alinea Consulting; CTBUH Trustee Tim Neal, Global Director – Buildings, Arcadis; CTBUH Trustee Abrar Sheriff, President & CEO, Turner International; CTBUH Costa Rica President Victor Montero, Founder and President, Victor Montero Arquitectos; CTBUH Costa Rica Board Member Rodrigo Carazo, President, Rodrigo Carazo Arquitectos; CTBUH Costa Rica Vice Chairman Ronald Steinvorth, President, IECA Internacional; CTBUH Costa Rica Treasurer Federico Acon, Van der Laat & Jiménez; and CTBUH Costa Rica Board Member Raul Goddard, Prodeyco.
The brief inauguration ceremony was led by Jorge Luis Salinas, President, GIP; Jorge Gonzalez, Chairman of the Costa Rican Construction Chamber; CTBUH Costa Rica President Victor Montero, Founder and President, Victor Montero Arquitectos; and CTBUH Chairman David Malott. The event garnered significant attention from the press and the general public, and several high-profile figures were in attendance, including the Vice Mayor of San José, Mrs. Paula Vargas.

Following the public event at the base of the tower, select attendees and special guests were invited to a networking and cocktail reception at the rooftop penthouse of the building. The CTBUH Signboard initiative provides developers and building owners with a way to permanently commemorate their history-making buildings. For more information on the program, please contact info@ctbuh.org.

Attendees pose for a photo in front of the completed building.

Torre Paseo Colón 2 signboard.

Attendees included: