"The FOCSA building is located in the middle of the city of La Habana, the capital of Cuba. It is considered one of the seven wonders of civil engineering. Its construction lasted approximately two years and four months. Its completion in 1956 caused sensation in the Cuban city for its technological innovation, and marked the beginning of La Habana's era of tall-building construction. At a time when concrete structures taller than 18 stories were considered unfeasible, the FOCSA was the second structure of its type in the world. The project's engineering team was led by Luis Sáenz Duplace, and the architecture was by Ernesto Gómez Sampera and his group. At a height of 121 meters, it had 39 stories and 373 apartments with a view to the sea and the Malecón drive of La Habana. The building had 500 automobile parking spaces, swimming pool, office space, a television studio and a shopping center serving building residents and the public."