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Old Posted Apr 26, 2009, 12:39 AM
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São Paulo - Old downtown - my pics!

As everybody knows, sao paulo is one of the largest cities in the world. Being a big city in a developing country, of course there are many structural problems.
In this thread I'll show you to old São Paulo downtown. I mentioned the structural problems because with the rapid development of Brazil the city suffers a huge property speculation and this means that builders develop new areas and the city directs investments to those areas leaving behind old areas.

This results in decay of old city areas as for lack of laws to protect historical places.

That's what happened to old downtown of São Paulo during years and years.

Today things are changing and our leaders pressed for the civilian population and by architects, engineers and agencies that protect the historic heritage are creating projects for regeneration of whole areas in the city center.

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Old Posted Apr 26, 2009, 3:07 AM
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cool pics!
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Great thread. I always find Sao Paulo very interesting.
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Can you show us where this is on a map of Sao Paulo? Thanks

Great pictures... looks amazing.
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Can you show us where this is on a map of Sao Paulo? Thanks

Great pictures... looks amazing.

here is,,.








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Truly inspiring!! I hope I can visit your great city someday
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A really impressive city. Nice photos too.
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impressive set and thank you for sharing! Sao Paulo is so fascinating!
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Tchello, is this old building, squeezed between the 2 modern glass blocks, the oldest "skyscraper" in São Paulo, or îs this another building? (I am not talking about Martinelli or course)

btw, the old downtown is the most interesting part of the city imho. Too bad its abandoned by the big companies and such, so there is not many (not not say none) shining new skyscrapers around.

I hope this will change with Foster´s project for the Mooca area, with its 20 buildings 200 meters tall (and taller)
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Another interesting tour! How awesome!
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Wonderful tour. I like those older buildings. Thanks for sharing your pics of this amazing city with us.
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Excellent work. Sao Paulo is definitely on my list of places to visit.
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thanks for the pics. looks like a great area despite being overlooked.

btw, would you mind contributing to this thread with your photos and knowledge? thanks. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=99470

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epic and awesome... I changed flights at Sao Paulo on my way from London to Buenos Aires and flying over the city I really had a sense of how enormous it was - I've never seen such a vast mega-city - truly mind boggling (and Buenos Aires is pretty enormous itself)...
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Epic and awesome indeed. Fantastic work. This thread has inspired me to see it for myself one day. Thanks so much.
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epic and awesome... I changed flights at Sao Paulo on my way from London to Buenos Aires and flying over the city I really had a sense of how enormous it was - I've never seen such a vast mega-city - truly mind boggling (and Buenos Aires is pretty enormous itself)...
took any photos?

anyway, this video probably shows very well what you mean
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