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Casablanca - Mohammed V Square
Morocco

This panorama shows the "Administrative Center" of Casablanca. The major surrounding buildings have been built in the first half of the 20th century. This area of Casablanca includes many old buildings "Art Deco" style.

We can see here:

  • The Court House - Architect Joseph Marrast - 1923
  • Bank Al Maghreb - Architect Edmond Brion - 1937
  • The Grand Post Office - Architect Adrien Laforgue - 1918
  • The Wilaya -  Architect Marius Boyer - 1937
  • Copyright: Christian laheyne
    Type: Cylindrical
    Resolution: 17465x5592
    Uploaded: 09/04/2013
    Updated: 11/04/2013
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    Tags: casablanca; court house; bank al maghreb; post office
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