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Versace To Design Interiors Of Vita Tower In Panama City

Versace Home, the interior design arm of the global fashion house Versace, is designing the interiors for the new luxury residential high rise Vita Tower in Panama City.  Versace Home has designed only a limited number of other private developments, including the famous Plaza Hotel in New York City, and is hoping the project will [...]

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Developers Of Trump Ocean Club Bracing Themselves For Possible Lawsuit By Dubai Hotel Burj Al Arab

Raising the Roof reports that Newland International Properties Corp, the developer building the Donald Trump licensed Ocean Club in Panama City has requested a local court grant legal protection from Jumeirah Group, the developers of the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. While the Dubai developers have yet to file a lawsuit, there [...]

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Panama Pacifico At Howard Air Force Base To Be One Of The Largest Master Planned Developments In The World

UK developer London & Regional is currently working on one of the largest master planned mixed-used developments in the world, Panama Pacifico, at the former United States Howard Air Force Base. The decommissioned US military facility was turned over to Panama’s government in 2000 when the United States officially ended their 90 year control [...]

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Historic Buildings In Panama City Becoming Increasingly Rare

Historic buildings are becoming increasingly difficult to find in Panama City, according to an article in The Panama Report. Many historic buildings are being torn down in favor of higher density condominiums, which lack the local character and charm of older buildings. In Neighborhoods such as San Francisco, Marbella, and Bella Vista, many [...]

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Take A Virtual Tour Of Panama City’s Casco Antiguo

As I mentioned in a post last month, Panama City’s historic district, Casco Antiguo (also known as Casco Viejo), has become one of the hottest places to buy property in the city. I came across a nice site today that allows you to take a virtual tour of the Casco, and visit some of [...]

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Panama City Has The Second Highest Hotel Occupancy Outside Of The United States

A report yesterday showed that Panama City has the second highest hotel occupancy rate of any city outside of the United States. Panama, which had a hotel occupancy rate of 84.7 percent, was topped only by Perth, Australia. The report states that global tourism grew at a pace of 6 percent in 2007, [...]

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World Famous Architect Designing New Biodiversity Museum In Panama City

Frank Gehry, the world famous architect best known for the innovative Guggenhiem Museum in Spain, has designed a new biodiversity museum in Panama City. The “The Bridge of Life” Museum will house exhibits that showcase the diversity of life at the crossroads of two continents. Permanent exhibits currently being developed include an exhibit [...]

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Americans Retiring In Panama Featured On ABC’s “Nightline”

Here’s a good overview of the recent wave of development in Panama City, fueled in part by Americans looking to retire abroad. The video is a little dated, it aired on ABC’s “Nightline” in 2006, but is still interesting today (especially with the current state of the US housing market).
Check it out:
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Proposed Panama City Skyscraper “Los Faros de Panama” To Be One of Tallest Buildings in Latin America… So Long As The Project Doesn’t Stall

Construction has begun on the tallest proposed building in Panama City, a complex called “Los Faros de Panama” designed by the Spanish architecture firm Chapman Taylor. The project, as currently planned, is a massive structure composed of three skyscrapers, with the center tower reaching 1,180 feet. According to Chapman Taylor’s website, the central tower of [...]

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More Information On Casco Viejo

Here’s a quick follow-up to my previous post on real estate in Casco Viejo. For more information on the area check out the UNESCO World Heritage Site for Panama Viejo.
Also, check out this video from youtube showing buildings in the area:

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