Edificio Kavanagh, Buenos Aires

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You can't miss Edificio Kavanagh, a 120 m (394 ft) art deco skyscraper soaring high above Plaza San Martín. Upon completion in 1935, the skyscraper held the record as the tallest building in Latin America. Try to capture a complete photo of the distinctive tiered building; according to local legend, Corina Kavanagh commissioned it to spite her ex-lover's family, blocking the sunshine from entering their basilica. While you could take a tour of the building in the past, nowadays you can only go inside if you stay in one of its holiday rental apartments. If that's not the case, admire the exterior's striking geometric design. Before you head to Buenos Aires, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Buenos Aires trip maker website , to make sure you see all that Buenos Aires has to offer, including Edificio Kavanagh.
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  • The Kavanagh building was able to be a construction of avant-garde in the Argentina of the last century. It was opened in 1936 after 14 months of construction and at that time was the building of concrete more high in South America with 120m high, art deco style. In the 90's it was declared "international engineering historic landmark" by the American Association of Civil Engineering and also from the same era, this building belongs to the heritage world of the architecture of modernity, by decision of the UNESCO. It is located in the District of Retiro, opposite the Plaza San Martín. Some of its departments have a 360° view and its form looks like the prow of a boat, pointing to the Río de la Plata. It has 33 floors and 113 luxury, all different departments together. This construction has several very interesting myths which deserve a chapter apart
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  • This apartment building is located on Calle Florida, in front of Plaza San Martin. The building is a world heritage site of the architecture of modernity and was constructed from a forbidden love. The mother-in-law of Corina Kavanagh didn't want her romance with your son, so forbidden love.
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  • The building is modern while it was built in 1936. The history of this building is truly amazing and makes the tour more than interesting!
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  • Quite an amazing building. Beautiful!!! It's a pity that they let all the ACs hanging on to the building.
  • When it was built, it was the highest building in Latin America. Built with the funds of a mrs. Kavanagh, a very wealthy widow. Local legend has it the building was constructed out of spite because a local old money family would not let their daughter marry mrs. Kavanagh's son. This family owned a mansion on one end of the square and their own family chapel (church sized) on the other end of the square. As you will see that church is now blocked from view because of the Kavanagh building square in front of it. Not sure if it is true, but you have got to admit it makes for a good story ;-)
  • An architectural icon in the city, but that desperately cries for a revamping
  • Marriott here is Plaza Hotel, good hospitality
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