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    Edifício Altino Arantes

    Rua João Brícola 24
    São Paulo, 01014-010
    +55 11 3249 7180

    Mo to Fr from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Edifício Altino Arantes, named in honor of the first president of the national bank, is also known as Edifício do Banespa. Towering over the city at 161 meters (528 feet) from ground level, the 40 story concrete structure provides a vertigo-inducing upward perspective. The architecture displays a deliberate resemblance to New York's Empire State Building and is the emblem of São Paulo. Construction began in 1939 and the establishment has exchanged a number of corporate hands over the years. Today, it features in the top five list of Brazilian highrises, but it once held the tallest building title for two decades. The state flag is hoisted atop the tower and the highest visiting point brags of panoramic views and city vistas including the Municipal Market and Sé Cathedral. It houses a museum showcasing an array of photographs, furnishings and memorabilia that are dedicated to history of the majestic building.
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