Notes on the Geography of Spain: Madrid: Photo 31
Several buildings face the plaza. Among them is this one, completed in 1899 by the Compania Asturiana de Minas, an international coal- and zinc-mining company. An iron-framed structure faced with stone, brick, and slate, it was the work of the company's manager, Manuel Martinez Angel, who shaped it to fit its unusual site. Abandoned for many years, it was renovated after 2000 by the Kalam construction company and sold to Mutua Madrileña. Though rented for occasional events, it mostly sits empty.
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