Bookends Skyscraper #1
Hillsideout’s Bookends are made of Italian and Amazonian woods, acrylic, concrete and transparent film material.
The image shows the Martinelli building located in its historical and current surrounding: the city center of Sao Paulo, Brazil. This image tells the story of Italian entrepreneur Giuseppe Martinelli, who took part in the industrial growth of Sao Paulo in the Twenties. He designed and inaugurated the first and tallest skyscraper in South America in 1929. That was the beginning of the use of concrete in Latin America. Martinelli used his ships for delivering the material from Scandinavia to Brazil.
On top of 30 floors there was the most luxurious cinema and more. Martinelli himself lived on the roof top, which had an impressive skyline view. His fascinating story is about success as well as the unexpected possibilities of immigration. Nowadays, the Martinelli building is even more symbolic as it stands besides the beautiful construction made by William Fillinger.
Ro Edition - Limited Edition of 7 pieces
Customizable on request
Price on request