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Torre Almirante

Avenida Almirante Barroso 81
Rio de Janeiro RJ Brazil

Construction Dates
Floor Count36
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - landing pad
Architectural Style
 - modern
 - postmodern
 - glass
 - steel
 - limestone
 - aluminium
 - granite
 - concrete, reinforced
 - brick

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof394 ft

• Architects: Pontual Arquitetura, Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP.

• Engineers: CRAFT Engenharia.
• Project: Datum Consultoria e Projetos Ltda.
• Constructors: DENB-RIO, Gafisa S.A., Hines Interests LP, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., ThyssenKrupp Elevadores S.A. (Lift).
• Tenant: Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.

• After Construction started in December 2002, building was completed on October 6, 2004 and opened to the public on November 17, 2004.

• This was the first building completed in downtown Rio de Janeiro after 2000, a project to revitalize Rio´s downtown promoted by the municipality.

• The lobby features a spectacular 20-foot-high, back-lit onyx wall visible through a full-height glass entry.

• Former Andorinha in site, inaugurated in 1934 with 12-floors, was demolished after a huge fire in February 17, 1986, killing 21 people, 50 injuries. The fire started in GE Headquarters at 9 floor. In the new project, the facade forms of Edifício Andorinha were based on, to be resembled in the new project for lower floors, the same height relation of new and old buidling, as memory and touches of old construction in facade the new glassy tower.

• The facade's illumination system is capable of generating 16 million different colours.

• The construction trash was recycled and transformed into more than 500,000 concrete bricks.

• Each standard floor has 1.600 m².

• Info Page about fire: http://www.jblog.com.br/hojenahistoria.php?itemid=7096
• Old Building Reference: http://banco.agenciaoglobo.com.br/Imagens/Preview/200610/0709cc1c-f704-4d19-9419-995c325609aa.jpg
• New Appearance: http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/4213/120metros5mb.jpg

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