Argentina to build Latin America’s tallest skyscraper

 View of Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero neighborhood at night. Photo by Juan Ignacio Iglesias from Paso del Rey, Argentina. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

View of Buenos Aires’ Puerto Madero neighborhood at night. Photo by Juan Ignacio Iglesias from Paso del Rey, Argentina. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – Argentina will build a soaring skyscraper set to be the tallest in Latin America, President Cristina Kirchner said Tuesday.

The building, to be used for television production among other things, will rise 335 meters (1100 feet) in Puerto Madero, the capital’s upscale newest neighborhood, Kirchner said in a televised address.

The building, expected to cost $300 million, should be built over the next five years. It would edge out Santiago, Chile’s Gran Torre Santiago, which rises 300 meters high.

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 View of Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero neighborhood at night. Photo by Juan Ignacio Iglesias from Paso del Rey, Argentina. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

View of Buenos Aires’ Puerto Madero neighborhood at night. Photo by Juan Ignacio Iglesias from Paso del Rey, Argentina. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons