Edificio Barao de Iguape

Edifício Barão de Iguape (in english Barão de Iguape Building) was Designed by Gordon Bunshaft, American architect winner of the Pritzker Prize, this modernist building of 133 meters high was built from 1956 to 1959 as headquarters of a bank. It is an “international style” building, which represented simple lines, minimalism (characterized by the elimination of all kinds of ornaments) and volumetric lightness. The name of the building reminds the fact that this same plot was previously occupied by the solar of Baron of Iguape (Antonio da Silva Prado, in noble title given by the Emperor Dom Pedro II).

It is a skyscraper in the older area of downtown São Paulo, Brazil, 133 metres (436 ft) in height with 37 floors, located on Patriarca square on the corner of Direita and Quitanda streets.

Where: Rua São Bento, 125

Getting There: 7 min walking from Metro Station Sé (Red or Blue Line)

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