Waves from the East

Some architects see the trees but not the forest.  This 1980’s vintage building is certainly not an attractive one.  Both its architect and developer did not pay much attention to the building’s architecture.  It’s tower is nondescript, its lobby is buried halfway into the street slope (presumably to get an extra floor due to a FAR or building height restriction).

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It was the roaring 80’s where every Argentine wanted a vacation home; when the Argentine peso was so strong that merchants in the US and Europe would call Argentine’s “DAME DOS” – items overseas where so cheap for them that they ask for a second item.

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The Monarca building in Punta del Este, Uruguay was constructed by someone I know intimately and efficiency and expediency where the architect’s marching orders.

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Perhaps a remorseful architect decided to make up for lackluster design with an intricate entrance plaza that is truly remarkable.

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