Friday, March 24, 2006



The building where Banespa Bank is located. One of the most famous "postcards" of our city, it's located downtown, or to use an expression we use in the city, centro velho.

On the left, the Banco do Brasil Bank building. On the right, Martinelli's Building.

(links in Brazilian Portuguese)

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Banespa Building was built from 1929 to 1947 to be the premises of the (then state) bank's main office. For 20 years, it was the highest building in the city. The top of the tower, where you have the most amazing panoramic view of the city, is open to public visitation.

Martinelli has been built in the 20s (1925 to 1929, to be more precise) and was then considered the highest skycraper in Latin America. With 30 floors, it's 130 meters high. In 1992, it was put under governmental trust.


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Blogger Nicola said...

That's a great view onto the buildings - you really get a sense of height!

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