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|Av. Ipiranga 344 República BR-01046-010 Centre|
Sao Paulo SP Brazil
|Units / Rooms||258|
| - office|
| - communication|
| - residential|
| - restaurant|
| - retail|
| - theatre|
| - highrise|
| - modern|
| - glass|
| - steel|
| - concrete, reinforced|
| - concrete|
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• Architect: Franz Heep.
• Constructors: Grupo Comolatti, Cecchi & Cia Ltda., Engenharia e Construção Otto Meinberg S.A.
• Built to honor the thousands of Italian immigrants to SP city, designed as a triangular tower with curved corners and is covered with brise-soleil. During its construction phase, the building started to inclinate. Freeze soil was necessary to keep it vertical. This brought the construction company to bankrupcy and the building is today a little bit lower the street level.
• Upon completion, Edifício Itália became the 2nd tallest building in city.
• On the 45th floor is the Terraço Itália restaurant used also as observation deck. Atop has some communication devices.
• The facade has 6,000m² of glass distributed in 4,000 windows.
• It is popular known to be São Paulo's tallest building, a title that actually belongs to Mirante do Vale. Because its popularity, some ones tried to climb the building.
• An 18 month re-fit of the facade was completed in 2006 at a cost of US$ 700,000 (R$ 1,5 million).
• The building is 168 meters in height when measured from the underground level to its roof.
• At building has Circolo Italiano, Italian Club as well as Restaurant Terraço Itália in two decks mounted atop.
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