Parque Central Complex
The Parque Central Complex consists is a housing development, commercial, cultural and recreational, implemented by Centro Simón Bolívar and located in the urbanization of the county in the center of the city Caracas, Venezuela adjacent to Paseo Vargas. Within the complex are the Twin Towers of Parque Central are two skyscrapers that for decades have become the icon of the architecture of Caracas. From 1979 (When it opened the West Tower) until 2003 held the title of tallest skyscrapers Latin America Until they were overtaken by Torre Mayor in Mexico City. Today the Parque Central Towers are South America's tallest skyscrapers (Also from 1979) And the second tallest in Latin America. When the complex was finally opened in 1983, it was considered the "most important urban development in Latin America." Since then Central Park is the historic point of reference central Caracas, its many cultural institutions gubermentales and its location adjacent to the cultural district of museums in Caracas, and its proximity to the east of the city, connected by a road system highway and the first world Metro de Caracas, Has given more than 30 years a first-order recovery.

History
In 1969 Carlos Delfino engineer of the construction Delpre CA submitted the draft to the president of Central Park Centro Simón Bolívar during the period of the then President of the Republic Rafael Caldera for the construction of an urban development between Lecuna avenues and Bolivar of urbanization El Conde de Caracas. In 1970 begin to construct the buildings Tacagua, Caroata, Catuche, Tajamar, San Martín, El Tejar Anauco Mohedano and all these eight buildings for residential use with 317 apartments each, a height of 120 meters and 44 floors, these buildings are finished build 1972 While both were built two commercial and office towers known as Central Park Towers, 64 floors each and rising 225 meters, the west tower was completed in 1979 and the East Tower was inaugurated in 1983 (According to official information.) The building Anauco apart-hotel became a 4 star Hilton in 1973 until 2003, since then is administered by the Venezuelan government and is known as Anauco Suites. Within the Central Park complex also houses the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas The Children's Museum of Caracas, The Plenary Hall, 8 conference rooms, a swimming academy, movie theaters, a heliport, A parish center, among others.

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The Twin Towers
The Twin Towers of Central Park or Central Park Towers are twin towers skyscraper 225 m in height and 56 floors, which bear the title of the tallest towers South America and the second highest Latin America after Torre Mayor in Mexico City and held the title of the highest in Latin America since 1987, the year the height was reduced to Torre Pemex. At the time of its construction were reinforced concrete buildings highest in the world, surpassing the building of Mexico City Hotel Presidente Intercontinental, record which were displaced after the Tower Taipei 101 in Taiwan. They were developed by the Venezuelan architect Daniel Fernández Shaw. Its construction was carried out by the Centro Simón Bolívar, State Authority for the company's urban development Caracas. West Tower.In mid- 2006 was opened Central Park Station Line 4 Metro de Caracas. Currently 12 agencies or companies State Venezuelan host are complex. The estimated working population of each tower is 7,500. President Rafael Caldera promoted the construction of the tallest building in Latin America and the Italo-venezuelan entrepreneuring. Delfino built the skyscraper complex mainly with his "Constructora Delpre". The east tower was completed in 1979 and the west tower in 1984. The towers take their name from the green refuge in the heart of Caracas' urban jungle, but are still in the midst of a vast complex of office buildings and amenities. The view from inside offers panoramic access to the city and the surrounding mountains . However, in April 2003, both towers were surpassed in height (by only 5m) by Mexico City's Torre Mayor, and thus are no longer the tallest buildings in Latin America, but still they remain the tallest in South America. On February 14, 1982, high rise firefighting and rescue advocate, Dan Goodwin, at the invitation of the Venezuelan television company, Venevisión, scaled the outside of the Parque Central Complex. On October 17, 2004, a fire broke out in the east tower. At least ten floors were damaged in the incident. The fire started on the 34th floor and flames reached the 44th floor of the building. These floors housed key government offices. At the time an inquest was being held on the activities of these offices. It sustained critical damage as efforts were hampered due to poor water pressure and lack of fire fighting equipment. Military helicopters tried pouring water from above to quench the flames. It was also feared that the steel structure could be damaged severely enough to collapse. Currently (as of May 2009 ), the east tower is still undergoing major repairs due to the damage caused by the fire. Reopening is expected to take place during the second semester of 2010.

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