Mirante do Vale
Mirante do Vale Building, also commonly named Mirante do Vale, is a 170-metre (558 ft) office skyscraper located in São Paulo, Brazil, in the area of Downtown São Paulo and Vale do Anhangabaú. Constructed from 1959 to 1960, it is the tallest skyscraper in Brazil and the tallest in São Paulo. In the future, it may be surpassed in height by the Torre Sigma of complex Company Business Towers (189 m/620 ft) located in the south city São Paulo, and Tour Geneve (185 m/608 ft) located in the city João Pessoa, Paraíba. The Mirante do Vale kept the title of tallest skyscraper of Brazil, for over 50 years now and has never been exceeded. It is the 15th tallest skyscraper in South America.

Construction
The building was built and designed by architects Waldomiro Zarzur, Aron Kogan.

History
Designed by engineer Waldomiro Zarzur with Aron Kogan, the Mirante do Vale is located in the region of Vale do Anhangabaú, having access via three entrances, one on Prestes Maia Avenue other Pedro Lessa Square and another at Brigadeiro Tobias Street. The construction of the skyscraper took two years. Waldomiro was an engineer with considerable experience. His first work, a house at Afonso Brás Street, Vila Nova Conceição, was performed when she was just 21 and still studying engineering at Mackenzie. It was ordering an uncle. At that time, the friendship with fellow student Aron Kogan became a society - which lasted until 1960, when Kogan was murdered Waldomiro took over the company. You can have an aerial view of Lookout Valley visiting the observatory Altino Arantes Building or the Edifício Itália, places where it seems to be lower, can also be seen near the Vale do Anhangabaú, Chá Viaduct and Santa Efigênia Viaduct, the latter well in front of the building. In some seasons after its completion the building had a concrete structure poured into the top dotted with big neon signs of various brands, such as Fanta and Sharp , among others. The building was known as the Zarzur Kogan Palace until 1988. The building is not well known by the population, so many people think the tallest building in São Paulo is the Edifício Itália or the Altino Arantes Building. Being located in a valley, Mirante do Vale sits on a lower part of the city compared to the other two and is, therefore, perceived as being lower. Another factor that contributes to the relative lack of knowledge of people towards the building is that it is closed for public visitation, although access to the top can be granted by permission.

Location
The Mirante do Vale is located on Vale do Anhangabaú, with access through three ordinances, one in Prestes Maia Avenue in other Pedro Lessa Square and one in Brigadeiro Tobias Street.

Observation
On top of Mirante do Vale, it is possible to observe the entire region of Downtown São Paulo and part of Paulista Avenue, including buildings Itália and Altino Arantes. A bird's eye view of Mirante do Vale is possible from the observation decks of either the Altino Arantes Building or the Edifício Itália.

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