Longest Building?

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Longest Building?

Postby MaximusColumnus » Wed Dec 04, 2002 5:34 pm

Just out of curiosity:

What's the longest building in portugal?
as in: old building or new building.

Also, is there any record of the building with the largest floorspace? (on a single floor).

as I said, just being curious.
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Postby MG » Fri Dec 06, 2002 2:55 pm

Interesting query. Is the majority of buildings in Portugal still in a vernacular style?
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Postby Tânia Rocha » Fri Dec 06, 2002 7:49 pm

I'm not sure, but I believe the longest building in Portugal is the National Factory of Cordoaria in Lisbon. It was built in 1779 and it was where they manufactured the cables and sails for the navy fleet.

The central body of the building is one single room paralel to the river Tagus and it's where they built and twisted the cables. Today this space is used for various cultural events.

Tried to find a link but all websites are in portuguese....
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Fri Dec 06, 2002 8:07 pm

my english ins't great but I think the answer is that many buildings have vernacular style, like in the rest of Europe mainly on the city centers and old villages.

But a lot of constrution was made on the 70's because our population increased a lot. Those buildings, specially appartement blocks, adopted a new style wich caratezises our cities today, mostly around the cities downtowns.

If you are asking something completly different please let me know or write it in portuguese ;)
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:44 pm

Originally posted by Tânia Rocha
Tried to find a link but all websites are in portuguese....

Post it anyway as we can look at the pictures :D
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