Alas Building

Local nameEdificio Alas
LocationSan Nicolás, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Alas Building is a Rationalist residential and office building located in the San Nicolás section of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It stands at a height of 141 metres and houses 41 floors.

Alas was the tallest building in Buenos Aires between 1955 and 1995, when it was surpassed by the Le Parc tower. It has long been a vital part of the skyline of Buenos Aires, together with other, neighboring buildings on Leandro Alem Avenue, such as the similar Comega Building, as well as those built in the International style during the 1970s. Recently, however, it was overshadowed by the construction of several towers in the Puerto Madero area; as of 2009, it remains the 20th tallest building in Argentina.The building was commissioned in 1950 by President Juan Perón for the Association of Unionized Latin American Workers; he ordered that plans include an underground bunker for use in case…

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Coordinates -34°35'57.154" N -58°22'13.348" E

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