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Old May 25th, 2016, 04:50 AM   #1
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Avenues of Buenos Aires

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CALLAO AVENUE




Avenida Callao is one of the principal thoroughfares in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mayor Torcuato de Alvear, inspired by the urban redevelopment works in Paris at the direction of Baron Haussmann, drew up master plans for major boulevards, running east to west (every six blocks) and north to south (every ten blocks). Named in honor of the decisive Battle of Callao, the avenue was included in the plan and widened in the 1880s. A one-way thoroughfare following a 1967 ordinance, the avenue travels northwards from its outset at Rivadavia Avenue, along the northwest corner of Congressional Plaza. That intersection is known for both the Argentine Congress and the El Molino Café, both of whose domes are Buenos Aires landmarks. At the corner of Callao and Bartolemo Mitre is Residencia Azul, a student residence for college students and foreign travelers. Three blocks north, the avenue passes by the Bauen Hotel, a modernist highrise that garnered international attention following an employee takeover in the aftermath of its 2001 closure. The hotel, which maintains its 1970s interiors, is today one of Argentina's most successful "recovered workplaces." Two blocks on, Callao is graced by the Church of the Savior, a Jesuit temple designed by local architect Pedro Luzetti between 1872 and 1887; their College of the Savior is adjacent to the church. At Córdoba Avenue, where the avenue enters the upscale Recoleta borough, the Clásica y Moderna bookstore has been one of the avenue's best-known cultural landmarks since 1938, when it became the first in Buenos Aires to incorporate a café. A block on, Rodríguez Peña Plaza provides needed parkland space along one of the city's most-densely populated areas. The plaza is notable for the Pizzurno Palace facing it (the Ministry of Education) and Luisa Isella de Motteau's Thirst, her realist sculpture completed in 1914. A distinctly rounded Art Deco apartment building designed by Francisco Salamone stands on the southwest corner of the avenue and Pacheco de Melo Street. Callao Avenue ends at Avenida del Libertador, one of the city's most important boulevards. An amusement park, Italpark, stood at this site between 1960 and 1990, after which the lot was converted to Thays Park (named in honor of French Argentine urbanist Charles Thays). The twenty-block avenue is not only a commuter artery, it also features a concentration of belle époque architecture, much of which has been lost to development since the 1950s. The City Legislature is considering assigning a Historical Protection designation on the avenue, a measure protecting 85 significant buildings along Callao.










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9TH OF JULY AVENUE




July 9 Avenue, located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the widest avenue in the world. Its name honors Argentina's Independence Day, July 9, 1816.

The avenue runs roughly 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west of the Río de la Plata waterfront, from the Retiro district in the north to Constitución station in the south. The avenue has up to seven lanes in each direction and is flanked on either side by parallel streets of two lanes each. Through the centre of the avenue runs one of the city's Metrobus (Buenos Aires) (Bus rapid transit) corridors, which stretches 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) and was inaugurated in July 2013.[1] There are two wide medians between the side streets and the main road.

The northern end of the avenue is connected to the Arturo Illia expressway (which connects to Jorge Newbery airport and the Pan-American highway) and to Libertador avenue. The southern end is connected to the 25 de Mayo tollway (serving the west side of Greater Buenos Aires as well as Ezeiza airport) and the 9 de Julio elevated expressway which provides access to the two main southbound roads out of the city (route 1 to La Plata and route 2 to Mar del Plata). The Republic Square is located on the intersection of this Avenue with the Corrientes Avenue and on that point is sited the Obelisk of Buenos Aires.




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Avenida de Mayo




May Avenue (Spanish: Avenida de Mayo) is an avenue in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. It connects the Plaza de Mayo with Congressional Plaza, and extends 1.5 km (0.93 mi) in a west-east direction before merging into Rivadavia Avenue. Built on an initiative by Mayor Torcuato de Alvear, work began in 1885 and was completed in 1894. The avenue is often compared with La Gran Vía in Madrid, although the Spanish avenue was built later (1910). It is also compared to those in Paris or Barcelona due to its sophisticated buildings of art nouveau, neoclassic and eclectic styles. The avenue was named in honor of the May Revolution of 1810 (the event that led to Argentine Independence). The site of the assembly that touched off the revolution (the Buenos Aires Cabildo) was partially demolished in 1888 to make way for the avenue's entry into Plaza de Mayo, ironically. The avenue's layout, built through existing urban blocks instead of via the widening of a parallel street, was designed by the Municipal public Works Director, Juan Antonio Buschiazzo. Buschiazzo was also commissioned to design a number of the buildings along the avenue (among them, City Hall) after Mayor Miguel Cané enacted strict architectural zoning laws for the area facing the new thoroughfare. The recession caused by the Panic of 1890 led to delays and a rollback of many of the more ornate plans for the avenue, which was inaugurated on July 9, 1894 (the 78th anniversary of Independence).

Mayor Cané's strict regulations initially governed architecture along the 30 m (99 ft)-wide avenue, which limited the height of real estate facing it to 24 m (79 ft). The Barolo Tower was the first to be granted an exception to this and since then, numerous office buildings have been built in excess of these stipulations (though they remain largely an exception). The Avenida de Mayo was the site of the first Buenos Aires Metro stations; opened in 1913, these were the first outside the United States or Europe. The avenue itself underwent its only significant alteration in 1937, when two blocks were demolished to make way for the perpendicular Avenida 9 de Julio (then the widest in the world). Seeking to halt future demolitions along the avenue, Decree 437/97 of the National Executive Branch declared the Avenue a National Historic Site in 1997 and, as a result, the aesthetics of the buildings, billboards, and marquees could not be changed. Any modifications must be approved by the National Commission of Monuments and Historic Sites (Comisión Nacional de Monumentos y Lugares Históricos).







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Alvear Avenue




The Alvear Avenue is the most exclusive avenue of Buenos Aires and Latin America. In the beginning, it was the place of some of the most surreal palaces you can find. However, after the surrounding neighborhood was quickly growing, it became the place of taller buildings, being the most important one the Alvear Palace Hotel, very well-known all over the world. The Alvear Avenue is an essential part of the tourist map of Buenos Aires due to the restored palaces and the embassies: the Embassy of Brazil (Pereda Palace), the French Embassy (Ortiz Basualdo Palace), the Jockey Club, the Vatican Embassy (former Fernández Anchorena Palace), the Park Hyatt Hotel (Duhau Palace), among other exquisite examples.












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Avenida Diagonal Sur







Unlike the Diagonal Norte Avenue, the Diagonal Sur avenue almost goes unnoticed for those who visit Buenos Aires. The buildings are noticeably simpler than those of the Diagonal Norte. That’s because they were built a few years later, when the city already entered onto a form of architecture that gave priority to the simplicity and who almost erased the ornaments from the facades (a few years later, it would be reduced even more, just to the functionality). The Diagonal Sur remains unfinished today. It ends at the Belgrano Avenue but it should finish at the 9th of July Avenue (there are plans to extend it). Probably, the most important points on this avenue are the Monument to Julio Roca (the president who almost made Argentina a first-world country on the last decades of the 19th Century), the INDEC Building, the Manzana de las Luces with some of the oldest buildings of the city, and the epic Legislature of Building with its clock tower. Also, at the south end of the avenue is the SOMISA Building, the first example of the modern era of the second half of the 20th century in the city, who used steel as its raw material instead of the reinforced concrete that is so common in Buenos Aires.













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Avenida Diagonal Norte







Avenida Roque Sáenz Peña (also known as Diagonal Norte), is a main artery in the San Nicolás quarter of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is oriented south-east/north-west, diagonally bisecting the city blocks (manzanas) which give the city centre a checkerboard plan. It is named after President Roque Sáenz Peña, who held power from 1910 to 1914 and passed the law which established universal suffrage, secret ballot and an electoral register. The north-west corner of Plaza de Mayo is the start of Avenida Presidente Roque Sáenz Peña (i.e. the corner of Avenida Rivadavia and San Martín street), just to the north of the city hall. It runs directly to the northwest and diagonally crosses the following streets: Bartolomé Mitre, Juan Domingo Perón and Sarmiento, and calle Florida, Maipú, Esmeralda, Suipacha and the Carabelas passage, before arriving at Plaza de la República, location of the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, where Avenida 9 de julio meets Avenida Corrientes. Still in a straight diagonal line, it crosses this intersection and continues to the next crossroads, the junction of Lavalle and Libertad in Plaza Lavalle, opposite the Courts of Justice.











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More avenues, this time from the car: the Avellaneda Ave., the Ángel Gallardo Ave. and the Gaona Ave.










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