22 February 2006

Facultad de Ingenieria

This is one of the most beautiful faculty buildings of the UBA (Buenos Aires University). This building is very similar to the law faculty, because they have the same origin. They were once the "Fundación Eva Perón" (The Eva Perón Foundation from 1946 to 1955) and used as social center. It has been rumoured that beneath the building several escape tunnels have been built to make it easier for Evita (1919-1952) to escape whenever there was trouble. I do not know if this is true and we never might, because the lower floor is flooded. I hope the mistery will be solved someday!!
(P.S.: Buenos Aires is filled with tunnels, not just those from the underound, most of them have been built for political reasons, but I´ll post more about that later on)
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Blogger Wolf said...

Awesome architecture on this building, I have seen the movie of Evita. It's a great story!
Your country has so much history and is very beautiful. I would be interested to hear/see more on the tunnels.

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Blogger Cynthia! said...

Thank you so much wolf, indeed Buenos Aires has more history hidden underneath it that anyone could ever know. I´ll gladly post more on the tunnels very soon!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Como todo lo que tiene que ver con el peronismo, es una contradicción grande.

Ese edificio jamás fue sede de la Fundación Eva Perón porque cuando cayó Perón no estaba terminado. La Facultad de Derecho, que se proyectó como facultad, tampoco fue usada por la Fundación.

La Fundación funcionó en diversos edificios más o menos prestados, expropiados o alquilados.

Y lo más interesante de la Fundación está adentro de la Facultad de Ingeniería. Son los mármoles, infinitos mármoles, de todos los colores, todos de primera calidad. No creo que haya tantos mármoles en ningún otro edificio de Buenos Aires.


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