For about ten weeks in 1982, Argentina battled the United Kingdom for control over the Falkland Islands. They lost the conflict to the British and also lost 649 soldiers. In 1990, this cenotaph named Monumento a los Caídos en Malvinas was created in San Martín Plaza to honor the fallen. In the background is the Kavanagh Building. When this Art Deco apartment complex opened in 1936, it was the tallest high-rise in Latin America at 390 feet. Its namesake is Corina Kavanagh. She was a rich socialite who commissioned the skyscraper and lived on the entire 14th floor.