Megabuildings in Rosario
Argentina is experiencing a real estate boom, and Rosario, a city of 1 million located on the western banks of the Paraná River, is changing — from a self-made large, industrious, predominantly working-class town into a true metropolis with a skyline populated by more and more high-rise "smart" buildings. This transformation, however, raises concerns regarding the distinct identities of the peripheric neighbourhoods.
An example of these innovative housing projects, the Torre Aqualina, is being built near the Paraná River. Two more towers, Dolfines Guaraní 1 and 2, will be completed soon afterwards. And about four years from now Rosario is slated to host a 50-floor, 170-metre tower, the tallest building in Argentina.
The municipal government has been trying to define guidelines for intervention, with an urban plan that attempts to preserve the historical patrimony of the city and the typical features of the residential areas.
Los megaedificios, un balcón preferencial al río Paraná
¿Cómo impactará, entre otros fenómenos vinculados al boom de la construcción, el hecho de que en cuatro años Rosario tendrá el edificio más alto del país? “Dejamos de ser una ciudad intermedia para convertirnos en una gran metrópoli y habrá que trabajar para que eso no dañe la identidad de los barrios”, señaló la secretaria de Planeamiento.