Palcio Salvo, Montevideo

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    PALACIO SALVO

    by draguza Written Nov 30, 2012

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    Often referred to as the symbol of Montevideo, the Salvo Palace was once the tallest building in South America. Although its 26 stories might not impress you, it was once the city's tallest structure. It was the work of eccentric Italian architect Mario Palanti, who also designed the very similar structure Palacio Barolo on Buenos Aires's Avenida de Mayo.

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    PALACIO SALVO

    by mtncorg Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Palnanti's Uruguayan spaceship is ready for launch

    Ask Andal 13 what her favorite building in Montevideo is and she will quickly answer, ‘Palacio Salvo!’ Lying on the east side of Plaza Independencia, the building blasts 26 stories into the air. It is still the tallest building in Montevideo and has a twin on the other side of the river – the Palacio Barolo on the Av de Mayo. Both were built by Mario Palanti, at about the same time – 1927 for the Salvo – but the Barolo has all types of hidden references to Dante’s Divine Comedy intertwined in its architecture. I am not so sure about what inferences lie within the Salvo, but it is an art decoist's dream come true!

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    Palacio Salvo

    by iwys Updated Aug 20, 2008

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    Palacio Salvo is the 26-storey skyscraper which dominates the skyline of Montevideo. It was designed by the architect Mario Palanti, an Italian immigrant living in Buenos Aires, and constructed between 1925 and 1928. It has an eclectic mixture of styles, including Art Deco and Italian Gothic.

    The building was originally intended to be a hotel, but this plan fell through and it has since been occupied by a mixture of offices and private residences. The building itself is 95 metres high, but 100 metres with the antenna. For decades it was the tallest building in South America. Just in case you wondered, the tallest building on the continent now is the 221-metre-high Parque Central Complex in Caracas.

    Palacio Salvo may no longer be the tallest building in South America, but it is still the most popular image on postcards of Montevideo and remains a national icon for Uruguayans. I personally think it's one of the great pre-war skyscrapers, on a par with New York's Chrysler Building.

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    Palacio Salvo

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 5, 2008

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    Palacio Salvo was once considered the symbol of the Montevideo as well as the tallest building located within South America. Though it no longer holds that distinction, it still remains the tallest building in the city.

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    once the highest building in South America

    by globetrott Updated Mar 14, 2008

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    With a hight of 26 stories Palacio Salvo once used to be the highest building in South America. It was built between 1922 and 1928 by the italian architect Mario Palanti in Art Deco-style. It is no palace at all, just a building with various shops, bureaus and appartments.
    You will see Palacio Salvo already from the upperdecks of your cruiseship, when in the port of Montevideo (see my 2nd picture).

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    Palacio Savio.

    by euzkadi Updated May 29, 2006

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    This beautiful building was built in 1922 by Mario Palanti (the same architect of the Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires). In 1920 both buildings were the tallest of South America. The building has 27 floors and its located on the corner of Avenida 18 de julio and Plaza de la Independencia. Today is the Icon of Montevideo.

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    Palacio Salvo (Salvo Palace)

    by pili Updated Aug 1, 2004

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    Salvo Palace

    The tall building that you can see in the picture, Palacio Salvo, was once the tallest building in South America.-
    It was located at one of the sides of the Plaza Independencia (Independence Square).-

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    Palcio Salvo

    by andal13 Written Jul 30, 2003

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    Palacio Salvo is not only a "must see activity"; it is an "imposible not to see". This building (not a palace at all) is situated in front of our main square (Plaza Independencia) and is the symbol of Montevideo. I do not know if I like it or not, but I am sure that I can not imagine my city without it.
    Inaugurated in 1928, this building created by Italian architect Mario Palanti was once the highest building in South America.

    El Palacio Salvo no es solamente una "Actividad que se debe ver" sino que es un "imposible no verlo". Este edificio (no es un palacio en lo más mínimo) está ubicado frente a nuestra plaza principal (Plaza Independencia) y es el símbolo de Montevideo. Yo no sé si me gusta o no, pero estoy segura que no puedo imaginar mi ciudad sin él.
    Inaugurado en 1928, este edificio creado por el arquitecto italiano Mario Palanti fue en su época el edificio más alto de América del Sur.

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    Palacio Salvo

    by fool_moon Written Mar 4, 2004

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    Palacio Salvo

    Palacio Salvo on the Plaza Independencia was at the time of finishing it the tallest building in South America.

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