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Can you guess from the architecture what the purpose of the building is?

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(a) Hotel

(b) Pre-war co-op, New York style

(c) Government office

 

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(a) Supreme court

(b) House of worship

(c) University department

 

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(a) Office building

(b) Hotel

(c) Apartment building

 

(c) in every case.  The Libertador Building for the Ministry of Defence, the Faculty of Engineering for the University of Buenos Aries, and the Kavanagh Building.

The Kavanagh was the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the world and for many years remained the tallest building in Latin America, also the first building in Argentina with central air conditioning system.  But that’s not the best part.  Go here for “The Legend of the Kavanagh Building.”