Executive Tower, Montevideo

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Executive Tower
Torre Ejecutiva
Torre Ejecutiva (Montevideo).jpg
Executive Tower
Former names Palacio de Justicia
General information
Architectural style Modern architecture
Location Plaza Independencia, Montevideo, Uruguay
Construction started 1965
Completed 2008
Owner Legader S.A.
Height 35 m (115 ft)
Technical details
Structural system Reinforced concrete
Floor count 12
Design and construction
Architect Studio 5
Main contractor Campiglia

Executive Tower (Spanish: Torre Ejecutiva) the name of the working place of the President of Uruguay. The original project was started in 1965 as a future Palace of Justice, but the 1973 coup d'état interrupted it.[1]

By the time the military government ended in 1985, the building was too small for the Uruguayan justice system, so the project remained halted for decades until in March 2006, President Tabaré Vázquez decided to finish the building and use it as an extension of the Estévez Palace.[2] The President's offices were transferred there from the Liberty Building in September 2009.

Despite the name, the building does not actually belong to the Presidency of Uruguay but to a fully government-owned company called Legader S.A., which is in charge of leasing office space to other public and private organizations to finance the works on the building.

Coordinates: 34°54′26″S 56°12′01″W / 34.90722°S 56.20028°W / -34.90722; -56.20028

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipios de Montevideo. "Edificio Torre Ejecutiva". Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Terminarán el Palacio de Justicia at Montevideo COMM - March 15, 2006