Torre Glòries

Architecture in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou
Image by Marcin D / 500px Images

Barcelona’s famously cucumber-shaped tower, Jean Nouvel’s luminous Torre Glòries (formerly Torre Agbar) is among the most daring additions to the skyline since the first towers of La Sagrada Família went up. Opened in 2005, the 38-storey structure shimmers at night in shades of midnight blue and lipstick red. The interior (closed to visitors) hosts offices.