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Prestes Maia, Francisco. Award-winning first study for re-planning São Paulo on modern lines later carried out under his supervision
Estudo de um plano de avenidas para a cidade de São Paulo.
Companhia Melhoramento de Sao Paulo, 1930. Prestes Maia, Francisco. Estudo de um plano de avenidas para a cidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, Companhia Melhoramento de São Paulo, 1930. Author's signed presentation copy of his award-winning first study for the re-planning of São Paulo on modern lines. The ambitious project involved relief for the congested central areas by opening a broad circular avenue completed with squares and viaducts, the introduction of wide arterial avenues for fast-moving traffic with overhead crossings, systematic widening and lengthening of existing avenues, squares, and gardens, the canalisation of the Tiete River, new bridges, viaducts and tunnels, and the building of a municipal stadium and public library. It was realized under the author's supervision over a decade starting in 1938. Prestes Maia (1896-1965), renowned Brazilian urbanist, was architectural engineer to the municipality at the time of publication. He won a prize for it in July 1938 at the 4th Pan American Congress of Architecture at Rio de Janeiro. Attached to the front flyleaf is a typed postcard by the author presenting his work to his equally celebrated Argentine counterpart, the urbanist Carlos Maria Della Paolera (1890-1960), dated 5th October 1938, with the comment that it had been requested through Lincoln Continentino, urbanist at Belo Horizonte. Prestes Maia wrote 4 influential works for the improvement of Brazilian cities. He was elected mayor of São Paulo in 1938, and re-elected in 1942 and in 1961. The editors are Dr.J.Pires do Rio who commissioned the study, and the engin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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