Building of Distinction: Torre Paseo Colón 2

Torre Paseo Colón 2

San José, Costa Rica
Height: 101.4 m / 333 ft

Tallest Building in Costa Rica
Title Conferred: March 2017

Client: Grupo Inmobiliario del Parque

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Signboard outside of Torre Paseo Colón 2


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.

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.


CTBUH Chairman David Malott addresses the attendees of the ceremony.
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.
Signboard designating Torre Paseo Colón 2 as the Tallest Building in Costa Rica.
Select attendees and special guests were invited to a networking and cocktail reception at the rooftop penthouse of Torre Paseo Colón 2.
Overall view of the Torres Paseo Colón Complex. © JosephC5 (cc-by-sa)