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Old May 19th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #61
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Londrina is a very young city (founded 1929/emancipated 1934), so there's nothing too much to gentrify. Maybe the wooden-houses stock, which is very unusual for a Brazilian city.

Anyway, on the east border of Downtown, right on the place George Craig Smith (from the Paraná Plantation, a London-based company led by Lord Lovat) founded the city, they turned those abandoned warehouses into a 48,000 m² GLA shopping mall, opened two weeks ago:


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For more pics, the official thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=768514

It couldn't be better for the city, as the western section of Downtown is very upmarket, while the eastern is old and decrepit.

And also we have the symbolism: the British theme right on the place the British founded their first city in their northern Paraná lands. A nice tribute to Londrina's history.

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Old September 2nd, 2014, 12:52 PM   #62
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The Meatpacking District in NYC: from rundown plants and coldwater flats to multimillion dollar apartments, galleries and restaurants.


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Old October 4th, 2014, 08:52 PM   #63
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A poor, run down area slowly transforming into an area for the rich in the city of Rīga, Latvia.

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im totally in favor of gentrification
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Old March 11th, 2015, 09:18 AM   #65
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Gentrification is good on the grounds that it's yuppies rather than hipsters who are moving to the neighborhood, and that it's not historically the demographic of the people being displaced.
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Old May 8th, 2015, 02:59 AM   #66
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The Microcentro Porteño (the Downtown of Buenos Aires) had an important gentrification process in the last decade after the crisis of 2001 and the rebirth of the city after 2003. Lot of students and young professionals are living today in the Downtown that, only two decades ago, was an exclusive place for offices. This is how the place look tooday:

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