It is considered as the first skyscraper built in Buenos Aires. The story behind the construction of the building is interesting : Corina Kavanagh had a fight with another lady, Mercedes de Anchorena, both from Buenos Aires high society. Corina's daughter was about to get married with Mercedes son, but because of Corina's oposition to the wedding, it never happened. As a revenge, Corina spent all her inheritance in building what would become the tallest South American building of that period. The reason: Block the sunrise and the view to the Sacramento Church from the Anchorena's home. It was declared as national historic monument in 1999.
Florida Street 1065, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Edificio Kavanagh and Nearby Attractions on Map
Palacio Barolo(1.9 km)
Don't miss this architectural gem in Buenos Aires, designed in accordance with the cosmology of the Divine Comedy.
The Port(1.4 km)
The Port - one of the defining images of BA is the brightly coloured houses clustered by the port / river.
The Obelisco(1.1 km)
The Obelisco looks suspiciously like the Washington Monument.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes(2.1 km)
A top notch museum some well known impressionists are represented, including some wonderful Degas ballerinas.
French Embassy Palace(1.7 km)
One of the most beautiful buildings in Buenos Aires.
Florida Pedestrian Mall(0.6 km)
Florida pedestrian mall is good for shopping and also for watching the street tango dancers and other performers.
Centro Cultural Recoleta(1.9 km)
Exhibition and cultural events centre.
Torre Monumental(0.4 km)
Clock tower gifted by the local British community in commemoration of the centennial of the May Revolution of 1810.
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