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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2016, 11:22 PM

2. Oh, sure. It was built in front of the train station - and they do make great landmarks.

Clock towers, like soccer, were popularized in Argentina by the British. It might surprise many, given all the flap around the Falklands; but Britain had a significant economic, cultural, and architectural influence over Argentina between 1880 and 1920.

And yes, the clock towers that still grace numerous Argentine cities are probably the most visible examples of this influence. Here are a few of my other favorites (built in several different styles, not just English):

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Buenos Aires City Legislature (1931)[/center]

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Usina del Arte (1916)[/center]

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Mariano Moreno Bus Station (1929)[/center]

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Bariloche Civic Center (1940)[/center]

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La Plata City Hall (1888)[/center]

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