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Conjunto Nacional

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Identification

Conjunto Nacional
Horsa I, Horsa II, Guayupiá
119837

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

residential commercial office
shopping center restaurant cinema fitness center

Facts

  • The Itau Bank clock on the roof can be seen 10 miles away. It gives both the time and a temperature reading.
  • The building caught fire in 1978.
  • In 1998, on its 40th anniversary, the building was restored and modernized.
  • The Itau Bank clock is 17 meters tall and 75 meters wide.
  • First office building built on Avenida Paulista.
  • Before the famous Itaú Bank clock was inaugurated atop the complex in the middle of the 1970s, other two clocks occupied its place: the first was mantained by Willys and then substituted by one sponsored by Ford.
  • Its commercial area is considered one of the very first malls in Latin America.
  • The building occupies an entire city block between , , and .
  • The building receives around 150,000 envelopes, small packages and letters by mail every month.
  • In the early 1960s two escalators were installed in the shopping center. They are considered to be the third set of escalators installed in São Paulo.
  • The shopping center, known as Centro Comercial, was inaugurated in December 1958. The other blocks were inaugurated only four years later, in 1962.
  • There are 413 small office units in Horsa I, 72 large office units in Horsa II and 47 apartments in Guayupiá.
  • The building is composed of four blocks. One horizontal block known as Centro Comercial, which hosts the shopping center, and three vertical blocks known as Horsa I, Horsa II and Guayupiá.

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Location

Avenida Paulista, 2071-2073
Rua Augusta, Rua Padre João Manoel, Alameda Jaú
Avenida Paulista, 2073
01310-000
Jardim Paulista
Zona Oeste
São Paulo
São Paulo
Brazil

Technical Data

383.86 ft
328.08 ft
328.08 ft
8.86 ft
344.26 ft
410.89 ft
25
3
1955
1962
24
2
716

Involved Companies

David Libeskind

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Helipad is available
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