The In Tempo Building - The Stairway To Hell

Construction of the In Tempo Building in Benidorm Spain started in 2006 amid much excitement that the 200 metre high 55 floor tower would be the tallest residential building in Europe.

The building was completed this year, so I thought that I would go along and take some photos from the top of it.

Imagine my surprised when I found the place closed and empty.

I was soon to discover the sad story about the beautiful building.

Originally the building was only going to have 20 floors but as the building boom was still in full swing in 2006 it was decided to make the tower 55 floors.

Reportedly the architects forgot to extend the lift shafts and so the building has been completed with the lifts only reaching the first 21 floors and with no space to extend the shafts.

The building now stands empty and there are even some rumours of it being demolished.

So I thought that I had better take some photos first.

In Tempo Tower Benidorm - High Rise Building

The In Tempo Tower Benidorm

Photo credits: Steve Guest.

Your article must be written in English

December 18, 2014


Interesting building, the Architect didn't forget to extend the lift shafts they go to the top, however due to the additional numbers of occupants there ought to be more a greater number of lifts in the building. As lift shaft cores are the structural spine of a building, once you have commenced the construction with liftshafts for 20 storey building you can't just add additional internal shafts.

The real reason why the building is not complete is the developer is €54million in debt and many of contractors have not been paid.

December 17, 2014


An amazing story, be sure to make more images.

December 17, 2014


Great building and picture!

December 17, 2014


Amazing building! I wish they could complete it.

Related image searches
Disaster related image searches