Stunningly designed hotel by architect Ruy Ohtake. It looks like a slice of water melon replete with 'pips' for windows. It's worth a visit solely for the roof terrace. The views of São Paulo up top make you feel like you're in a South American version of Blade Runner, minus Rutger Hauer mind.
4700 Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio;
tel: 11 3055 4710;
You can’t just go and gawp; you’ll have to buy a drink in the bar. But it’s worth it. From the 41st floor of this skyscraper, the city’s second-tallest building, you can see across the whole of São Paulo and get some sense of its vastness. On the horizon, through the haze, you can glimpse distant mountains. Between you and them, there is an apparent infinitude of buildings. One day, perhaps, the whole planet will look like this.
Avenida Ipiranga, 344 (corner with Avenida São Luiz);
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