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“Interesting Tale of Architectural Revenge”
Review of Edificio Kavanagh

Edificio Kavanagh
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Buenos Aires Walking City Tour
Reviewed August 28, 2016

According to urban legend, Corina Kavanagh represented "new money" and fell in love with a wealthy, aristocratic son from the Anchorena family. The Anchorena family had built a private church that they could view from their palace, but had planned on building a newer mansion closer to the church. Ultimately, the mother Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, who strongly opposed the relationship, managed to end the engagement. Corina Kavanagh, heart-broken, hurt and humiliated, decided to take out her revenge by building a reinforced concrete high-rise that would completely obstruct the view from the Anchorena's palace.

Corina had to sell three estancias in Venado Tuerto to finance her project and buy the land next to the church when Mercedes was on vacation. In 14 months, the Kavanagh Building became the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the world and for many years remained the tallest building in Latin America. The 33 floor building was the first in Argentina to boast central air conditioning. The 12 elevators, five staircases, a ground floor shopping center and underground parking made it a very desirable property. Other unique features included a swimming pool, integrated drycleaner service, cold storage for furs and carpets, and a central telephone system .

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Reviewed August 12, 2016

Long time back I was lucky to know inside my friend apartment ,the view is great,elevator fast ,and much confort.for many years it was the more high building in South America.

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Reviewed May 4, 2016

Very beautiful building that is now an apartment building. We saw it while walking toward the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes on Liberator Avenue. I was told it was not open for tours. You see it on the left as you are walking from The Sheraton Hotel and past the Patio Bullrich luxury shopping center. The Kavanagh is located on the same side of the street as the Patio Bullrich. The Kavanagh has 33 stories.

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Reviewed April 26, 2016

Situated on the bank of gorgeous San Martin square (the city's downtown), this building marked a feat of architecture and engineering.
Guided visits are also available to admire this skyscraper from the interior.

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Reviewed March 25, 2016

In its heyday this was a Buenos Aires skyscraper, and the interesting shape of this building is still worth a look today.

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