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"Water Palace"
This imposing building decorated with English ceramics, is a palace of pure baroque style. Except the shale which was imported from France, the other elements were shipped from England. Originally this structure, was built as a water tower to provide clean, drinking water to the locals after the yellow fever epidemic of 1877. Today it is the headquarters of the water company Aguas Argentinas, and also houses a waterworks museum, that has hundreds of toilets collected from across the world over the decades. There is also a library containing books, and other material on waterworks across the globe.
750 Riobamba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1025
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"Water Palace"
This imposing building decorated with English ceramics, is a palace of pure baroque style. Except the shale which was imported from France, the other elements were shipped from England. Originally this structure, was built as a water tower to provide clean, drinking water to the locals after the yellow fever epidemic of 1877. Today it is the headquarters of the water company Aguas Argentinas, and also houses a waterworks museum, that has hundreds of toilets collected from across the world over the decades. There is also a library containing books, and other material on waterworks across the globe.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1025
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