Before I had my lift phobia, I gave tours in the Kavanagh building. I had no problem taking the 15 lifts through 31 floors of the city’s most beautiful skycraper: The world’s largest concrete construction at the end of the 1930s. A building as striking as the history that it conceals. Corina Kavanagh was a beautiful woman from a wealthy, but plebeian family who fell in love with a young man of nobility. The Anchorenas opposed the relationship and broke it up. Their most important possession was the Basilica Santísimo Sacramento, a temple they built which later became the family tomb. The Anchorenas’ palace was on the other side of the park, and they wanted a new one next to the basilica. Corina Kavanagh sold three farms and had a skyscraper built for one reason: To hide the basilica’s facade and prevent the Anchorenas from seeing it. It’s only visible from “Corina Kavanagh” alley. When I have a daughter, I’ll name her Corina.