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La Bola de Nieve

La Bola de Nieve is a historical building in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. Its name alludes to the presence of a large stone sphere on its top.

The building is located in the corner of Laprida St. and Cordoba St., at the edge of the downtown area, in front of Plaza 25 de Mayo. It was built in 1907, based on a project by French-born architect Edouard Le Monnier, for an insurance company called Bola de Nieve. At the time it was the tallest building in the city.

The top of the building is a cylindrical body held up by columns and crowned by a sphere. Beneath and around the sphere, the name of the company is spelled out in large, white block letters, on a background of ceramic tiles.

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