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Alejandro Chataing

Alejandro Chataing was an important Venezuelan architect. Chataing was known as the "great constructor of the regime of Cipriano Castro." He was a prolific architect who helped give Caracas a new face.

Other architectural works made by Chataing were the National Library (or Bolivian Museum) in Bolivar plaza in 1910, the General Archives of the Nation in 1912, the New Circus in 1919 in collaboration with Luis Munoz Tebar, and the Arch of Carabobo inaugurated by Juan Vicente Gomez in 1921. Also with Luis Munoz Tebar, he finished the church of Heart of Jesus in Caracas, the temple of Saint Augustus of the South and the church of the servants of the Santisimo Sacramento. In addition to the construction of religious buildings, he took on the project of designing the theaters Ayacucho, Capitol, Princess , the First National City Bank (on the corner of Society) and the Bank of Venezuela on University Avenue. He constructed the Acacias residence of the Boulton family and conceived the design of the Miramar hotel in Macuto, a project that brought him recognition in 1928.

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