Martinelli Building, Sao Paulo

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The first skyscraper to be built in Brazil, the brick and concrete Martinelli Building remains one of the most significant constructions in Sao Paulo. Inaugurated in 1929, the building is 130 m (427 ft) tall, and was once the tallest skyscraper in Latin America. The 26th floor serves as home to an elegant terrace and Italian-style villa, originally constructed by the Martinelli family as a residence in order to prove to locals that the building would not collapse. Plan to visit Martinelli Building during your Sao Paulo vacation using our convenient Sao Paulo driving holiday planner.
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  • We went to the scene to conduct a visit, but it was closed. The location with many homeless people around, but a nasty smell around.
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  • Altino Arantes building when was in retirement, the option was the Martinelli. The terrace provides a view of almost 360 degrees (some buildings hinder full vision, why the edificio Italia and the Altino Arantes are more vantageosos to have a broad vision of the city)
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  • The building had all the construction cement imported from Sweden and Norway, by the importer of Martinelli. In the works more than 600 workers were employed. 90 artisans, Italians and Spaniards, were neat finish. The details of the rich façade were designed by Lacombe, which later projetariam the tunnel entrance of Avenida 9 de Julho. The structural complex calculations led to the importation of an adding machine Mercedes of Germany. After a period of decline, began in 1975 1 restoration and ended in 1979, when it was reopened.
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