Palacio del Congreso. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

August 30, 2017

Initially designed by the Italian architect Vittorio Meano in Neoclassical style, the Palace of the Argentina National Congress (Palacio del Congreso) was constructed between 1898 and 1906. While today public spendings for similar projects exceed hundreds of millions, the expenses for this marble stone building amounted to US $ 6 million. The palace is a National Historic Landmark, capturing a architectural design that originates in antique Europe. Doesn't this suggest that certain architecture easily qualifies for cultural heritage? What are the Neoclassical elements that produce this universal cultural value? And if Neoclassicism is a recollection of historically and culturally approved schemes and elements, why aren't cities relying on this architecture, especially when it comes to spending of public resources?

 

#whatisculturalheritage #culturalheritage #inheritence #europe#latinamerica #preservation

 #costs #monuments #urbanplanning #city#explore_city #cityexplorations #buenosaires

 #argentina #southamerica#latinamerica

 

 

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