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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

About Buenos Aires

2,891,082 in city
12,911,456 in metro
200 km² (77 mi²)
10 m
The capital of Argentina, and one of the largest cities in the world. Buenos Aires is located across from Uruguay on the 100-mile wide River Plate, near the Atlantic coast. It is one of the most prosperous cities in South America, and it abounds with parks, wide boulevards, and historic architecture. The Avenida 9 de Julio which cuts across the center is one of the widest streets anywhere, and the scenic Avenida de Mayo is like a Parisian boulevard with its graceful old buildings. The city has one of the highest skyscraper counts anywhere, with highrise buildings spread as far as the horizon. Two of the most famous are the striking art-deco Edificio Kavanagh, and the gothic Palacio Barolo with its high beacon tower. Emporis currently includes a complete listing of the city's highrise buildings in 2 large districts: Downtown (all of Monserrat and San Nicolás); and Palermo and Recoleta (the whole area bounded by Avenidas Santa Fe, Pueyrredón, Bullrich, and the Rio de la Plata).

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
4,224 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Alvear Tower Puerto Madero 771 ft 2019
2 Torre Cavia 567 ft 2009
3 Torre Renoir 2 564 ft 2012
4 El Faro II 558 ft 2005
5 El Faro I 558 ft 2003

Other buildings

No. Type
21 Famous buildings
66 Buildings with construction images