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At 394 feet, this spartan Art Deco skyscraper in the Retiro neighborhood was South America’s tallest building when it was inaugurated in 1935. It’s also the source of one of BA’s tallest stories. According to the myth, Corina Kavanagh commissioned the tower purely out of spite, so as to prevent her archrivals, the Anchorena family, from seeing the church they had built nearby. File under “too good to be true.”

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Edificio Kavanagh

At 394 feet, this spartan Art Deco skyscraper in the Retiro neighborhood was South America’s tallest building when it was inaugurated in 1935. It’s also the source of one of BA’s tallest stories. According to the myth, Corina Kavanagh commissioned the tower purely out of spite, so as to prevent her archrivals, the Anchorena family, from seeing the church they had built nearby. File under “too good to be true.”