A photograph of the base of one of the towers of the Edificio La Inmobiliaria. The photograph was taken from Avenida de Mayo and Uruguay.
A photograph of the base of one of the towers of the Edificio La Inmobiliaria. The photograph was taken from Avenida de Mayo and Uruguay.

A series of photos from Buenos Aires along with some quick facts.

This is the Edificio La Inmobiliaria, also known as Palacio Heinlein. A renaissance-Italian-style building with two rather attractive towers featuring cupolas.  The building is located at the end of the congressional plaza at the end of Avenida de Mayo. It has views right over the congressional plaza, and is located right next to Palacio Barolo (which you can read about here). The construction of the building was funded by an insurance firm, La Inmobiliaria, and housed their offices on the first floor, along with shops on the ground floor facing Avenida de Mayo. The architect was Luigi Broggi, and the building was completed in 1910. On the ground floor was a vendor of bathroom items (owned by the eponymous Guillermo Heinlein), and was one of the first companies in Buenos Aires to import flush toilets. Like many buildings in Buenos Aires, over time, it deteriorated to a rather poor state. In 1994, a storm damaged the cupolas of the towers and water entered the building. A 50 kg moulding also fell from the front of the building onto the pedestrian walkway below, fortunately without injury. This lead to an article in the daily newspaper, La Nacíon, about the building and the financial cost of reparations.

You can read more at the wikipedia entry (in Spanish).

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