Today Marc suggested we go and take a look at some of the architecture in the very timely, Cuba! Sounds good to me! The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was built in 1930 by McKim, Mead & White. It is situated on the Taganana Hill overlooking the Malecón. The building was the first in Havana to use concrete-covered steel beams. Art Deco is clearly identifiable in some aspects of the hotel design; neoclassical and neocolonial elements are also present.
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