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Canton of Bellencombre

The Canton of Bellencombre is a former canton situated in the Seine-Maritime département and in the Haute-Normandie region of northern France. It was disbanded following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. A farming area in the arrondissement of Dieppe, centred on the town of Bellencombre; the altitude varies from 52m to 213m with an average altitude of 146m. The Canton of Bellencombre comprises a total of 6,968 inhabitants. Seine-Maritime Arrondissements of the Seine-Maritime department Cantons of the Seine-Maritime department Communes of the Seine-Maritime department This article is based on the equivalent article from the French Wikipedia, consulted on September 15, 2008

Titanium La Portada

Titanium La Portada is an office building in Santiago, Chile. Located in the capital's high-end financial district of El Golf, it is the second tallest skyscraper in the country. Construction began in January 2007, was completed in January 2010, it was surpassed in height by the unfinished Gran Torre Santiago in November 2010. It was inaugurated on May 3, 2010; the architects are Andrés Weil. Titanium La Portada has a height of 205.0 metres at the roof and 55 above ground floors, plus another 7 underground floors. The seven underground floors are used for parking. There are 20 high speed elevators to service the building, which move at a speed of 6.6 metres per second. It has a total floorspace of 129,500 square metres for mixed office use. There are two helipads on top of the building. By 2010, Titanium La Portada is expected to be the 13th tallest building in Latin America. Construction began in January 2007 with an investment of US$120 million, its inauguration was expected in December 2008. Primary materials used include aluminum, reinforced concrete, steel and glass curtain wall.

Because Santiago is prone to earthquakes, the building was anchored 50 metres deep with 65 concrete and steel pylons, allowing it to withstand an earthquake of 9.0 on the Richter scale. The tower did not suffer any damage from the earthquake in February 2010, although one of the decorative fixtures in the exterior did collapse; the space occupied by the building was an upscale shopping mall, the Portada de Vitacura. So as to integrate well with the surrounding area, 70% of the ground level will be open to pedestrians, much will be green space and recreational. Titanium La Portada is the first project in South America to be certified green in the LEED rating system by the US Green Building Council. List of tallest buildings in South America Costanera Center