Malaga Port boss speaks out against idea of high-rise business city

The projected plans.
The projected plans. / SUR
  • Carlos Rubio is critical of the project’s potential impact on the port’s logistical activities

The proposal to build a futuristic high-rise business city in Malaga port, presented last week, has divided opinion considerably.

The project, commissioned by Malaga mayor Francisco de la Torre, has been met with opposition from residents in the area as well as the president of the port authority, Carlos Rubio.

De la Torre this week has called for a meeting with Rubio, who is critical of the project’s impact on the port’s logistical activities, in order to discuss possible solutions, including the modification of the port’s Special Plan.

The mayor argues that the project to build 15 towers would create much-needed office space and would boost the local economy significantly.