It is the city’s latest architectural tendency. It is a river strip, with old docks (huge sheds used in the past for storing cargoes brought by ships reaching the port). These were recycled to become elegant offices and luxurious restaurants.
The project, developed in 1991, was devised to integrate the port to the city, as a prolongation of its centre.
At present, Puerto Madero, in addition to bringing together exclusive restaurants and offices, has a cinema complex with 8 screens and a 5-star hotel Still, its transformations have not finished yet: there are investment plans until 2003, which include building 45-storey towers and opening tunnels and bridges that connect the city with the Río de la Plata docks.