La Bola de Nieve

La Bola de Nieve (Spanish, literally The Snowball) is a historical building in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina. Its name alludes to the presence of a large stone sphere on its top.

The building is located in the corner of Laprida St. and Córdoba St., at the edge of the downtown area, in front of Plaza 25 de Mayo. It was built in 1907, and was based on a project by French-born architect Édouard Le Monnier, for an insurance company called Bola de Nieve; at the time it was the tallest building in the city.

The top of the building is a cylindrical body held up by columns and crowned by a sphere. Beneath and around the sphere, the name of the company is spelled out in large, white block letters, on a background of ceramic tiles.

The building is on the list of works and sites of patrimonial value of the municipality of Rosario, as item 011320100.

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