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The Estrugamou in Buenos Aires – The Pinnacle of French Classical Architecture

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On the corner of Juncal and Esmeralda streets, in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, sits a stately and imposing relic of an era of French architecture in Buenos Aires, a city often dubbed the “Paris of South America.” The residential Estrugamou Building, or Edificio Estrugamou, resembles…

Buenos Aires Tenants and Owners now get to control their apartment building online

Buenos Aires apartment renters and owners now will have a new web platform through which they can settle the bills, pay salaries and verify due bills, among others. It will start operating from January 2018. The head of the Government of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, today presented the new free online platform “Consorcio…

Buenos Aires, is well on the way to being a smart city

The city will host an international exhibition with a theme that excites everyone: how to use technology to improve the quality of life in cities for its citizens? Buenos Aires is fully involved in the transformation to become on of the worlds smart cities: from 28 to 30 September it will be the venue for an international exhibition on one of the most recurrent themes…

My favourite videos of Buenos Aires recently upgraded suburb “The Retiro”

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The name Retiro means ‘the Retreat’, the name of a country house owned by a Spanish governor in the late 17th century. Today, Retiro is, for most people, synonymous with two newly renovated train stations and the principal bus station in Buenos Aires. Mitre is a British-built station (look out for plaques of the British material suppliers)…

The Buenos Aires suburb of Retiro prepares for change

While the city awaits the pending tendering of eight parcels of prime land, the ongoing progress of the Bajo Underpass and the recent restoration of the Historic Retiro train station marks the beginning of a change in the characteristics of this historic neighborhood with its increasing gentrification. The neighborhood of Retiro has and is changing its…

Real Estate Transactions in Buenos Aires up 41.1%

The number of real estate transactions in the city of Buenos Aires registered an increase of 41.1% in June, compared to the same month of 2016, adding 5145 operations, of which 1000 were made with bank mortgages, a 166 % more than a year ago. According to the report of the College of Notaries of the City of Buenos Aires, the total amount of operations…

The Buenos Aires Herald, part of Argentina’s history folds after more than 140 years

It was the only newspaper written in English in Latin America; It fell into the hands of Cristóbal López * The Buenos Aires Herald, a long established English-language newspaper lauded for its coverage of Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship, will close after more than 140 years of publication, the newspaper said late on…