Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stairways to... Heaven?

NIKON D80, NIKON 12-24 @12mm, ISO 100, f/4 3 Exposures

The Humboldt Hotel, located at the top of Cerro El Avila in Caracas, Venezuela is an architectural icon and a symbol of Venezuela's capital city, with its exotic location and its ultramodern architecture.

The building is at an altitude of 2,150 m and the same is a cylindrical structure that offers a 360 ° view, has a height of 59.5 m and has 19 apartments spread over a basement, a service area, 2 rooms of star, 14 floors housing 70 rooms and the top floor has a balcony with a great view of both cities (Caracas-La Guaira).

The building was equipped with dining room, a veranda and adjoining structures where were the social areas of the hotel: rooms, administrative offices, services, and indoor pool. The glass façade was used to help heat the building.

The work was completed by two sections of cable cars linking the building with Caracas (Maripérez Station) and the city of La Guaira (Station El Cojo), plus an ice skating rink and multiple restaurants.

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