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Kavanagh Building - Edifico Kavanagh Tips (5)

The Kavanagh building.

This beautiful and interesting skycraper was the tallest structure made of concrete in the 1930´s. With 33 floors and 110 mts height had once the city most expensive apartments. Really is my favorite building in Buenos Aires.

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euzkadi
May 21, 2006

Edificio Kavanagh

This building, on Florida next to the Plaza San Martin, was built in 1935 and was the tallest building in Latin America at the time (now, I think that title goes to the Torre Latinoamericana in Mexico City, for those that are curious). It's probably one of the city's most famous architectural landmarks, well-known for its art-deco style.

Sorry to repeat the same picture as above, but you can see the building at the left side.

MDC6
May 22, 2005

Retiro & San Nicolas : Kavanagh building

Passing along this building, it captivated me but I didn't know why ! And afterwards, I learned what it represented : this is a symbol of the modern Buenos Aires : it is the first skyscraper in the city. It was inaugurated in 1935 after being entirely built of concrete in record time : merely 14 months. It has 30 floors and is 120 meters high and harbors inumerable anecdotes and memories associated with illustrious names of people that chose to live in apartments which give on the square and the river.

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ptitetoile
Jan 03, 2005

EDIFICIO KAVANAGH

Finished in 1936, the Kavanagh Building, financed by Corina Kavanagh who sold off two estancias to cover the construction, was the tallest building in BsAs – and Latin America – at the time; 30 stories, 120 m/394 ft high. In its six wings there are 105 dwelling units, the building completely devoted to living space. The rationalist style is quite a contrast to art deco gems found deeper in downtown – Palacio Barolo, Banco de Boston – and to the tall ugly modernistic stell-glass towers found south of the Sheraton between Madero and Alem – Torres Catalina, IBM, UIA, Park and Madero.

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Dec 12, 2004
 
 
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Edificio Cavanaugh

Another one of those hard to miss buildings. I took a ton of photos of this place and they all suck, so just take my word for it, it's a pretty impressive building! An address I wouldn't mind having. Located on a privileged site facing the San Martin Plaza, the Kavanaugh building at the time of its construction in 1936 was the highest structure in South America. Commissioned by owner Corina Kavanaugh and designed by architects Sanchez, Lagos and De La Torre it combines elements of art deco and rationalism -- whatever that means. Originally built to rent apartments, they were all sold in 1952. It's still one of the most elegant addresses in the City, built with cutting edge technology and elegance. It actually has its own water purification plan.

As it's privately owned, visits to the interior are not permitted. But the best place to view its exterior is from the corner of Maipu and Arenales Street.

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