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Posted on 05/08/2017


Photo taken on April  9, 2017



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The FOCSA Building

The FOCSA Building 

The FOCSA Building (built in 1956 and named after the contracting company, Fomento de Obras y Construcciones, Sociedad Anónima) is, at 121 metres high, the tallest building in Cuba, located in Vedado - Havana. At completion in 1956 it was considered a national sensation due to its modern technology and it signalled the start of a wave of construction of tall buildings in Havana. In an era when concrete construction of buildings more than 18 storeys tall was considered unaffordable, the FOCSA was only the second project of its kind in the world.

alsalam, LotharW, Smiley Derleth, Danielle and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


8 comments - The latest ones
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Mordstrümmer ! Schöne Architekturaufnahme ! Cuba mal ganz anders ! Danke fürs Zeigen und den Text zum Bild !
6 months ago.
Berny has replied to Ulrich John
Diesmal hatten wir auch Hochhäuser, alte Hotels und architektonische Highlights eingeplant, und wo immer es geht, muss ich ganz rauf ;-))
6 months ago.
Leo W
Leo W
gut gestaltet, erwartet man nicht in Cuba
6 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Modern architecture; very well captured.
6 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Bei uns wäre das inzwischen unter Denkmalschutz!
6 months ago.
Berny has replied to Gudrun
Das ist dort auch so etwas wie ein Architekturdenkmal, als erster so hoher reiner Stahlbeton-Skyscraper, alle anderen Tragkonstruktionen waren damals aus Stahl.
6 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
.........................and still a very impressive looking building today..!! Superbly composed and taken Berny!
6 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
ADMIRABLE
6 months ago.