The tower was built in 1976 by architects Slavko Jelinek and Berislav Vinković, who drew their inspiration from the Thyssen-Haus building in Düsseldorf.
Less than ten years after the completion, heavy marble tiles started to fall off from the facade. This was largely due to the low weather resistance of Carrara marble that had been used for the construction. The problem was most pronounced in the southern, Sun-exposed face. Because of the danger, the employees had to enter the tower through an improvised tunnel, made out of the wooden planks and steel bars. By 2014, the eastern and the western face of the building have been repaired by replacing 5000 square meters of tiles.
Zagrepčanka was surpassed in (structural) height by the Eurotower (97.8 m) in 2006. But it still holds the No.1 place in the real height (109 m), and it has the Croatia's highest office.
Zagrepčanka 512, an annual foot race up the staircase, has been held since 2012.
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