View of the Palacio Salvo in Montevideo, Uruguay, on May 29, 2008. The Palacio Salvo, built in 1928 and designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti, has now set up as a symbol of the country's prosperity years in the 20th century.  AFP PHOTO/Miguel Rojo   MORE IN IMAGE FORUM / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL ROJO        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Palacio Salvo

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On the east side of the Plaza Independencia, the 26-story structure with the crazy beehive hairdo is Palacio Salvo, the continent's tallest building when it opened in 1927.

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