This office building in Avenida Leandro N. Alem 719 perfectly reflects the architectural style of Early Modernism. Completed in 1950, it was the tallest building in Buenos Aires for almost 50 years. Legend has it that Juan Domingo Perón personally ordered to include a nuclear bunker in the building which he would use in case of war or a coup d'état. But de facto, he never did. Maybe the bunker is yet another urban myth because it doesn't exist nowadays. A bare fact is that in 2009 the Edificio Alas with its 141m (463ft) ranks 20th of the highest buildings in Buenos Aires. Actually, I liked the building on first sight for its futuristic and puristic looks. The Alas Tower could be, as it stands today, from the movie Metropolis or a dystopian fiction novel by George Orwell or Aldous Huxley.