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Domes of Buenos Aires

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Domes of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is worlwide recognized for its domes. It’s hard to capture the bussiest or the most touristic places of the city without one of them appearing on the background. Paradoxically, the dome as an architectural resource was heavily utilized in the Beaux Arts and Art Nouveau styles outside of Paris, specially in many Latin American countries who adopted the french culture for the societies of their new nations. Before the arrival of the simpler styles in the 1930s, in Buenos Aires often the architects finished their buildings with domes of many types, of course accordingly to the budget and ambition of those who hired them. With a fast progress of the lowest and middle classes, the adoption of that french culture arrived to all of the argentine society. The technology evolved and the unique huge palaces mixed with hundreds of new french buildings, who sometimes used the domes as a symbol of that progress of the nation. Interestingly enough, the same happened to the other styles, specially those with strong spanish and italian influence. Nowadays, the most famous doems are the one of the Palace of the National Congress, the double red domes of the La Inmobiliaria building, the catalan modernist of the Confitería El Molino and the one with the “No Ha Hi Somnis Impossibles” caption on its facade.

Some of the most relevant domes:

Corrientes y Pueyrredón:

Asociación Española de Socorros Mutuos:

Paraná y Rivadavia:

Palacio Barolo:

Otto Wulff:

Basílica Nuestra Señora de Buenos Aires:

Basílica Santa Rosa de Lima:

Catedral Ortodoxa Rusa:

Galería Güemes:

Congreso Nacional:

London City:

Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción:

Avenida Callao y Lavalle:

Santa Fe y Callao:

Edificio Bencich (Diagonal Norte y Florida):

Casa Matriz del Banco Francés:

Ex Diario La Prensa y Ex Palacio de Gobierno:

Cúpula doble del Edificio La Inmobiliaria:

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