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Palacio Barolo

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Identification

Palacio Barolo
Edificio Barolo
131587

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
neo-gothic

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The height of the building was determined by building one meter for each of the 100 cantos in the Divine Comedy.
  • Each floor of the building has a unique design and ornamentation.
  • The lighthouse beacon on top represents the nine choirs of angels, and is topped by a small spire with an ornament depicting the Southern Cross constellation.
  • Topped by a revolving light, which can be seen from the shore of Uruguay.
  • A high vaulted shopping gallery crosses the building at street level.
  • The architect Palanti was a fanatic of Dante's Divine Comedy, and the building is divided into 3 zones with corresponding ornaments: Paradise for the tower and upper floors; Purgatory in the middle; and Inferno at the bottom.
  • The Edificio Barolo is a sister building to the famous Palacio Salvo in Montevideo, a similar building by the same architect which also has a bulbous stone tower.
  • Tallest building in Argentina from 1923 until 1935, when it was surpassed by the Edificio Kavanagh.

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Location

Avenida de Mayo 1370
Hipólito Yrigoyen 1371
Avenida de Mayo 1370, Hipólito Yrigoyen 1371
Monserrat
Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires
Argentina

Technical Data

328.08 ft
18
1923

Involved Companies

Mario Palanti

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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