Monday, May 5, 2008
Buenos Aires Buildings / Palacio Barolo
Palacio Barolo is an office building, located in Avenida de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Italian architect Mario Palanti designed the building for the empresario Luis Barolo, an Italian immigrant. The Palacio Barolo was designed in accordance with the cosmology of Dante's Divine Comedy, motivated by the architect's admiration for Alighieri.
There are 22 floors, divided into three "sections". The basement and ground floor represent hell, floors 1-14 are the purgatory, and 15-22 represent heaven.