Friday, October 29, 2010

Parque Central

NIKON D80, NIKON 12-24@12mm, f/13, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

Urban Complex Central Park is a housing development, commercial, cultural and recreational center run by the Centro Simon Bolivar and located in the urbanization El Conde, in downtown Caracas, Venezuela adjacent to Paseo Vargas.
Within the complex are the Twin Towers of Central Park, are two skyscrapers that for decades have become an icon of the architecture of Caracas. From 1979 (when it opened the West Tower) until 2003 held the title of the tallest skyscrapers in Latin America, until they were overtaken by the Torre Mayor in Mexico City. Today Central Park Towers is the first tallest buildings in South America (also from 1979) and second in Latin America.
When the complex finally opened in 1983 was considered the "most important urban development in Latin America." Since then Central Park has been central point of reference hull of Caracas, its many cultural institutions typically rely and its location adjacent to the cultural district of museums in Caracas, and its proximity to this city, interconnected by a road system first-world highways and the Metro de Caracas, has given more than 30 years a first-order recovery.


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