Edifício Itália

Edifício Itália (Portuguese for "Italy Building") (whose official name is Circolo Italiano) is a 165 m (541 ft) tall 46-story skyscraper located in the República district, Central Zone of São Paulo, Brazil. Built from 1956 to 1965, it has a rooftop observation deck, open for tourists.[1][4]

Edifício Itália
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Edifício Itália in São Paulo
Edifício Itália is located in São Paulo
Edifício Itália
Edifício Itália
Location within São Paulo
Edifício Itália is located in Brazil
Edifício Itália
Edifício Itália
Edifício Itália (Brazil)
General information
TypeSkyscraper
LocationIpiranga Avenue, 344
Centre, São Paulo
Coordinates23°32′44″S 46°38′37″W / 23.54556°S 46.64361°W / -23.54556; -46.64361Coordinates: 23°32′44″S 46°38′37″W / 23.54556°S 46.64361°W / -23.54556; -46.64361
Construction started1956 (1956)
Completed1965 (1965)
Inaugurated1965 (1965)
Height165 m (541 ft)
Technical details
Floor count46
Floor area52,000 m2 (560,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators19
Design and construction
Architect(s)Franz Heep
References
[1][2][3][4]

Edifício Itália was designed by Brazilian architect Franz Heep.[4] It is the 3rd tallest building in Brazil (and the 2nd in São Paulo[4]) after Millennium Palace and Mirante do Vale.

Design and facilitiesEdit

The building's facade was designed to create natural ventilation and stable internal air while protecting tenants from the direct sunlight.[4]

Terraço Itália RestaurantEdit

Inaugurated on 29 September 1967, the Terraço Itália Restaurant is one of the best known restaurants in the city, located at the 41st floor, with wide views to the city's southern zone. In 1968, the restaurant was visited by Queen Elizabeth II.[4]

The Bar do Terraço is a bar with live music located on the 42nd floor. It faces the northern zone of the city and the Serra da Cantareira. It has access to the terrace, the building's observatory.

Sala São PauloEdit

The Sala São Paulo is a famous room for corporate and social events located in the 41st floor.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Edificio Italia". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Edifício Itália". emporis.com. Emporis. Archived from the original on May 13, 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Edificio Italia". skyscraperpage.com. SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Szabatura, Taísa (23 October 2020). "Maravilha arquitetônica". Istoé (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 October 2020.

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