Edifício Itália

Edifício Itália

MaurilioCamargo
- Built to honor the thousands of Italian immigrants to SP city, designed as a triangular tower with curved corners and is covered with brise-soleil. During its construction phase, the building started to inclinate. Freeze soil was necessary to keep it vertical. This brought the construction company to bankrupcy and the building is today a little bit lower the street level. - Upon completion, Edifício Itália became the 2nd tallest building in city. - On the 45th floor is the Terraço Itália restaurant used also as observation deck. Atop has some communication devices. - The facade has 6,000m² of glass distributed in 4,000 windows. - It is popular known to be São Paulo's tallest building, a title that actually belongs to Mirante do Vale. Because its popularity, some ones tried to climb the building. - An 18 month re-fit of the facade was completed in 2006 at a cost of US$ 700,000 (R$1,5 million). - The building is 168 meters in height when measured from the underground level to its roof. #avenida #brasil #brazil #centro #edifício #ipiranga #itália #são_paulo
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