Barcelona Photoblog: Bank of Sabadell Diagonal - Balmes, Barcelona

April 20, 2007

Bank of Sabadell Diagonal - Balmes, Barcelona

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This is the emblematic Banco Atlantico building, as seen from carrer Balmes in the city of Barcelona, which The Banco Sabadell Group acquired from Arab Banking Corporation. SabadellAtlántico was then adopted as the brand name of the commercial bank for the whole of Spain. This Bank of Sabadell branch is as we said before established in what used to be Banco Atlantico, a high-rise building, in fact the first skyscraper built on Diagonal Avenue. With its 83 meters and 23 floors it has a privileged view of the city which is not too tall. Construction of Banco Atlántico was completed in 1969 by architects Francisco Mitjans Santiago and Santiago Balcells. I hope you enjoyed watching Balmes street and the combination of old and relatively new architecture.
Now to relax a little bit after such a boring litany on banking I leave you with todays' recommended link. This time a humorous video. Maybe you have seen it before, it's about music, classical and modern. I say no more, please watch: Pachelbel Rant

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