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Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil

Rio de Janeiro RJ Brazil

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1945
Floor Count28
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof400 ft

Description
• Architect: Robert R. Prentice.

• Operator: Supervia.
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• Brazil's Central Station is a railway station, located in the center of the city of Rio de Janeiro. By the year 1998 was dominated Estação Dom Pedro II, the name which is still known.

• The previous building "Estação do Campo" built in 1858 inaugurated the line of the Railroad Center of Brazil. In time its name was changed to the "Estação da Corte" and, later, Dom Pedro II. The station today is called the Central do Brasil due to the old railroad extinguished in 1971 by decision of RFFSA. This was the informal name of the station, and became official after the filming of the movie that has this name, which had scenes in the rounds and competed for Oscar, with Fernanda Montenegro in the dispute by the best actress award in 1998.

• The previous building built in 1858 was reformed years later and finally demolished in the 30s, to give rise to the present, because of the work of electrification and expansion of the system.

• Trains out of several branches, linking the center to the other districts of North and West of Rio de Janeiro, and also the municipalities of the Baixada Fluminense, including the extension of Saracuruna / Gramacho, which originally came out of the garage of Baron de Mauá by belonging to the former Estrada de Ferro Leopoldina.

• The clock on the top of the building, one of the biggest in world at 4 faces, was built by IBM and its diameter is 10 meters.

• The building has four setbacks, at 36.79 meters, 87.72 meters, 108.81 meters and 121.98 meters.
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• Photo Links:
01- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8390117
02- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/4536644
03- http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldon/2104018138/
04- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13870638
05- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1521985
06- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/983407
07- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3004838
08- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1119148
09- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/496237
10- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2647771
11- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/369427
12- http://www.panoramio.com//photo/18523925

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