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Malaga high-rise city project shelved after meeting with port boss

Carlos Rubio, left, outside Malaga city hall.
Carlos Rubio, left, outside Malaga city hall. / MORENO
  • Carlos Rubio has been critical of the potential impact of the project to build 15 high-rise towers on the port's logistical activities

The proposal to build a futuristic high-rise business city in Malaga port, presented by the city's mayor Francisco de la Torre a fortnight ago, has been shelved (for the time being at least). This comes following a meeting between De la Torre and Malaga Port chief Carlos Rubio on Wednesday.

Rubio, who is critical of the potential impact of the project to build 15 high-rise towers on the port's logistical activities, presented his objections at the meeting during which it was agreed that the project couldn't go forward in its current incarnation.

The compromise reached was that the land currently allocated for office space could be increased to up to 50,000 square metres (currently 26,500).

This would also mean the construction of taller buildings, though not so tall as to obstruct sea views, and only with the consent of residents in the Soho district.