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West Facade: It is the best known front of the Government House.
It is the best known front of the Government House that faces the Plaza de Mayo .
It stands out a large double height central arch crowned by a neo-Renaissance style loggia designed by the Italian architect Francisco Tamburini in 1884 at the request of President Julio Argentino Roca to merge the buildings of the Government House and the Post Office Palace .
At the top of the central arch, you can see the National Shield , and above it, in high relief, the shields of the fourteen provinces that made up Argentina in 1853. Between the columns of the central loggia, two female allegorical sculptures represent the Republic and Justice .
On the first floor of the north wing, there are two loggias and a main balcony frequently used by presidents and scenario of important events.
In the center, in the highest part, under the mast where the national flag flies, there is a clock inaugurated in 2010 for the celebrations of the Bicentennial of the May Revolution . It already appeared in the original plans presented by Tamburini , but it had never been placed.
Since the building is located on a canyon, this façade has three floors, while the opposite facing the Rio de la Plata has four floors.
The House has been surrounded, since 2005, by a perimeter fence that has the main function of integrating it into Plaza Colón and all its surroundings. It was located twenty-five meters from the façade, and exhibits the National Shield and the coats of arms of all the provinces.
Source: Casa rosada.gob.ar
Publication Date: 10/06/2020
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