Edifício Copan: Plunge into Darkness Highlights its Role as Soul of São Paulo

The blackout shut down the Copan, the world’s largest residential building, and several buildings along Avenida Ipiranga, including the famous Círculo Italiano building at the end of the block.

08SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The world’s largest residential building, São Paulo’s Edifício Copan was built to be the Rockefeller Center of the city, as great a residential building as Washington’s Watergate. With its undulating shape, it has lorded over the center of the city and defined the city’s skyline as its architectural shining star. Late this September 8th evening, however, it was eerily black as a massive power outage plunged Copan and other downtown buildings into darkness.

The blackout shut down the Copan and several buildings along Avenida Ipiranga, including the famous Círculo . . .

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