Sede do BankBoston

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Sede do BankBoston
Sede do BankBoston.JPG
General information
Type Office
Location São Paulo, SP Brazil
Coordinates 23°37′1.48″S 46°41′57.09″W / 23.6170778°S 46.6991917°W / -23.6170778; -46.6991917Coordinates: 23°37′1.48″S 46°41′57.09″W / 23.6170778°S 46.6991917°W / -23.6170778; -46.6991917
Completed 2002
Height
Roof 476 ft (145 m)
Technical details
Floor count 35

Sede do BankBoston (formerly Edifício Itaú Bank, at Itaú Fidelité Marginal Pinheiros) is a 35-story skyscraper in São Paulo, Brazil. The structure is a great office skyscraper located in Brooklin, near the Marginal Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil. Inaugurated in 2002, it is 145 meters in height and has 35 floors, making it one of the largest in the country and one of the more modern high-rises in Latin America. In 2006, the building was sold to Banco Itaú, and BankBoston company, went bankrupt and ceased to exist. Today, some people call it a Edifício Itaú Bank.

Start of construction[edit]

View Sede do BankBoston at Night

The builder Hochtief, the German capital, was chosen to build the new headquarters of BankBoston, on the ground located on the Marginal Pinheiros São Paulo. The project's financial institution demand the investment of about $65 million, according to Manager of New Business Development of Hochtief, Léo Teixeira. The future of BankBoston headquarters occupy an area of 30 square meters and will have 25 floors. According to the institution, the work began in May 1999 and finished in 28 months, concluding in 2002. Next to the bank building will be constructed a network Hyatt hotel, the United States and one office tower of the ACD, the company's former shareholder of Pão de Açúcar Group Alcides Diniz. The plot of land which will house the condominium, next to the new headquarters of Rede Globo, was owned by Diniz, that the area received as compensation for the purpose of the company in. The architectural design of the condominium was headed by Julio Neves, who did not want to comment on the project.

Architecture[edit]

View Sede do BankBoston and Marginal Pinheiros

The Sede do BankBoston is one of the works of architecture and engineering more complex and innovative built on Brazilian soil in recent years. The complex, with its important green area, near the building and its surroundings. The geometric concept of the tower and the pedestrian areas to form a background to scan the landscape. The area of the building houses offices used by 3000 employees, and 8% for the same individuals. 10% of built area refers to the meeting rooms and common areas. The total space is used for banking, commercial and administrative. There is also a cafeteria with a capacity for 500 people, auditorium with 300 seats and center meetings. The tower, designed as a facade in staggered form, is composed of granite, metal and glass. Its structure, cast in sit concrete beams with protestations, creates modern silhouette and distinct profile in the city.

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Records
Preceded by
Plaza Centenário
Modern Skyscraper of Brazil
145 m

2002—2007
Succeeded by
Eldorado Business Tower
Preceded by
Telecommunications Tower
Modern Skyscraper of South America
145 m

2002—2005
Succeeded by
El Faro Towers