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The Municipalidad

This news photo showing a protest (what else?) of bus drivers on the Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires gives a good view of the capital’s city hall. The municipal headquarters is located between the Plaza de Mayo and the former home of the newspaper La Prensa; the Casa Rosada, Argentina’s presidential palace (officially called Government House, Casa del Gobierno) can be seen in the distance at the end of the square.

I’ve long thought they should reduce the auto space by two lanes, one on each side, and double the width of the sidewalks — but that would probably make the bus drivers even more irate.

This post was published on Sunday, September 14th, 2008 5:52 pm. It has been categorised under Architecture Argentina and been tagged under , , , .
H. Mota de Alcantara
24 Sep 2008 2:54 pm

Just back from a five-night stay
in Bs.As. This was my third time
in that lovely city. I was lucky
to miss this one protest. I did, however, experienced traffic congestion on Ave. 9 de Julio due to a planned (!) concert to usher in Spring, last Sunday. I’ve noticed, sadly, that some of the remarkable facades are being severely tarnished by the pollution (exhaust coming from the intense/heavy traffic?).

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