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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 looks towards Plaza de Mayo .
It stands out a large double height central arch crowned by a Neo-Renaissance style loggia designed by Italian architect Francisco Tamburini in 1884 at the request of President Julio Argentino Roca to merge the buildings of the Government House and the Correos 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 lodge, 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 the scene of important events.
In the center, at the highest part, below the mast where the national flag flames, 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 ravine, this façade has three floors, while the opposite facing the Rio de la Plata has four floors.
The House is surrounded, since 2005, by a perimeter fence that has the main function of integrating it to Plaza Colón and all its surroundings. It was located twenty-five meters from the façade, and exhibits the National Shield and the shields of all the provinces.
Source: Casa Rosada.gob.ar
Publication Date: 10/06/2020
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