Edifício Sampaio Moreira ( in english Sampaio Moreira Building) was opened in 1924, it is considered to be the first skyscraper of the city, it is 54 meters high and it has 14 floors. It was elaborated in Louis XVI style by the architect Cristiano Stockler das Neves, it kept the title of the highest building in the city until the opening of The Martinelli Building. The cornice of the façade has a fake mansard and a pergola – these high parallel beams used to con – trol the illumination of the environment. On the ground floor there is the traditional Casa Godinho, grocery store opened in 1888 that used to be in Praça da Sé.
Where: Rua Líbero Badaró, 346
Getting There: 6 min walking from Metro Station São Bento (Blue Line)