Edifício Itália, Avenida Ipiranga. Height, 165 m 541 ft, Floors, 46. Construction end 1965. Architect: Franz Heep
1) On the 45th floor is the Terraço Itália restaurant with sweeping views of the city.
2) Built to honor the thousands of Italian immigrants to São Paulo.
3) Upon completion, Edifício Itália became the 2nd tallest building in São Paulo.
4) The facade has 6,000 square meters of glass distributed in 4,000 windows. (Information from Emporis Buildings)
Copan Building, Avenida Ipiranga. Height, 140 m 459 ft, Floors, 40. Construction end 1953. Architect: Oscar Niemeyer.
1) The building name was inspired by a Mayan Temple in Honduras.
2) The building is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest structure built in Brazil.
3) The condominium has 107 employees to serve and maintain the building.
4) Due to the large number of residents, the city hall gave the building its own ZIP code.
5) According to IBGE, a major research institute in Brazil, the building has a larger population than 547 cities in the country.
6) The Guinness Book of World Records also claims this building has the largest floor area of any residential structure in the world." (Information from Emporis Buildings)
Hilton Hotel, Avenida Ipiranga. Height, 130 m 427 ft . Floors, 36. Construction end 1968.
The building you see with a flag atop the structure is Altino Arantes Building , (known as Edifício Banespa), Rua João Brícola. "The flag is 7.2 meters long by 5.4 meters wide. It is the ensign of the State of São Paulo and is replaced every month. Height, 161 m 528 ft, with 36 Floors. Construction end in 1947. Architect: Franz Heep and Plínio Botelho do Amaral."
1) The building's form was inspired by the Empire State Building.
2) The building has 1119 windows and its staircase has 900 steps.
3) In 1947 this building surpassed Prédio Martinelli as the tallest building in São Paulo.
4) Although the building is not the tallest in the city, it is located on the highest point in the downtown. This makes the observation deck one of the best spots in town for sightseeing.
5) The building facade is covered by porcelain pieces; inside the building some floors are decorated with Carrara marble and Ipê and Jacarandá parquet blocks.
6) The observation deck is open to public visitation. Every month about 5600 people visit the observation deck.
7) Tallest building from 1947 to 1960, until Mirante do Vale was completed.
8) When completed, the building was the tallest high-rise building in the world outside the United States." (Information from Emporis Buildings)
All information about those buildings comes from this great site: Emporis Buildings
UPDATE: The city of São Paulo, in accordance with City Mayors Statistics, “is the world’s second-largest city, has a population of just over 10 million people. If the whole metropolitan area is included, the figure reaches over 15 million. São Paulo is now Brazil's biggest city. São Paulo, the largest city of Brazil and of South America, is an ultramodern metropolis with skyscrapers, palatial homes, and spacious parks and recreational facilities. The state of São Paulo has 645 municipalities and a population of approximately 40 million inhabitants. With the country's best infrastructure and a highly skilled labor force, São Paulo can be called "Brazil's locomotive". São Paulo is also the financial and industrial center of Brazil. Because of its economic and demographic weight, São Paulo has always played a pivotal role in Brazilian politics."
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