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São Paulo, 1955





and a 1943 WW2 American video about São Paulo
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Rio de Janeiro, 1951










Belo Horizonte, 1950

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Charlotte in 1948:


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Asheville in the 1920's:






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Great shots. Belo Horizonte...I would never have known (1950!!)
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Diggin' the old Brazilian skyline pics -- wonderful. Thanks, Trantor.
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Oklahoma cityhttp://www.okctalk.com/other-urban-development/25997-oklahoma-citys-future-skyline-17.html


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Lower Manhattan, September 1976 (same month and year I was born! )


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What a great thread. Beyond the innumerable amount of skylines spread across the USA, this thread also shows that skyscrapers weren't confined only to the states, Brazil and Canada did a pretty good job too.


Montreal never really tried to build a skyline in the traditional sense as its tallest pre-war buildings were scattered across the Old Montreal (Old downtown) and the new Downtown.

1930


http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465...deprress08.jpg

1930

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The Bridge, 1929


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Buenos Aires, 1940

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http://transpressnz.blogspot.com.br/...argentina.html

Argentina switched from driving on the left to the right in 1945, so this photo below is from before 1945

http://transpressnz.blogspot.com.br/...argentina.html
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found out I had already posted many old brazilian city photos at this thread
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=161713

some from Porto Alegre I had posted there:

all pics from the private archive of Gilberto Simon, owner of the site www.portoimagem.com
http://www.portoimagem.com/fotos-ant1.html

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flood of 1941, the worst in the history of the city
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São Paulo




Buenos Aires in the 30s? 40s?






this one is certainly from the 30s
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Montevideo, in the time of the first World Cup, 1930


Montevideo in the 20s (the Palacio Salvo building u/c)




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These South American city shots from the early half of the 20th century are a real education. Wow.
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These South American city shots from the early half of the 20th century are a real education. Wow.
Agreed. These south american skylines certainly aren't something you'd become aware of in North American unless you visit a site like SSC or SSP. I'm very impressed!
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Agreed. These south american skylines certainly aren't something you'd become aware of in North American unless you visit a site like SSC or SSP. I'm very impressed!
I suppose 1940-1950 north americans knew more of Latin America back then... some of the photos are from LIFE magazine.

and then there were these videos sponsored by the U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs to promote friendly relations with South American countries just before World War II.

São Paulo
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warning, in this Rio movie, the director makes a very racist camera work between a black girl and a monkey
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Southern Brazil (shows Curitiba, Florianopolis and Porto Alegre)
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this 1948 video (in portuguese) shows a lot of Rio´s big skyline and urban life at the time
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awesome videos showing Rio de Janeiro´s evolution, with photos from the same (or very similar) angles in different periods... simply jawdropping
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Buenos Aires in the 20s
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Buenos Aires in the late 40s, early 50s. Includes a footage of a flight over the city, showing the HUGE metropolis. (the video has some sound problems however...)
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Buenos Aires in the 50s, english narration. In color
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Wow, I'm just amazed at just how urban some of these South Americn cities were back then, really something!
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