Here are a few views from around town. Mostly taken from the car as we are zipping around so please excuse the odd angles and blurry images.
|La Moneda is the office of the president and it was being prepared for the inauguration of the new president, Michelle Bachelet.|
|The Entel tower which is the biggest cell phone company|
|Construction everywhere - condos and office buildings|
|Here is a picture I got off wikipedia of the Gran Torre Santiago|
It should be completed this year. It was begun in 2006 and despite some rumors we heard that it was structurally unsound, it survived the 2010 earthquake with flying colors.
|The downtown area and on the right is the Gran Torre Santiago which is the tallest building in South America at 984 ft with 64 floors + 6 basements and 24 elevators. It is part of the Costanera Center which includes a 6 story mall and 2 hotels.|
|The eastern side of Santiago is growing up into the hills of the Andes|
|Heading east on the highway towards Las Condes and home you can see the snow capped mountains just below the clouds.|