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"EDIFICIO KAVANAGH" Kavanagh Building - Edifico Kavanagh Tip by mtncorg

  Edificio Kavanagh on the edge of Plaza San Martin
by mtncorg

Finished in 1936, the Kavanagh Building, financed by Corina Kavanagh who sold off two estancias to cover the construction, was the tallest building in BsAs – and Latin America – at the time; 30 stories, 120 m/394 ft high. In its six wings there are 105 dwelling units, the building completely devoted to living space. The rationalist style is quite a contrast to art deco gems found deeper in downtown – Palacio Barolo, Banco de Boston – and to the tall ugly modernistic stell-glass towers found south of the Sheraton between Madero and Alem – Torres Catalina, IBM, UIA, Park and Madero.

Address: Florida 1065, 1005 Buenos Aires
Directions: Retiro district

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  • Written Dec 12, 2004
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