day 78_Sao Paulo_different kind of public space

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Ibirapuera Park reminded me of the Central Park in New York, but with beautiful architectural gems sprinkled on every corner. I was particularly fascinated by the long serpentine walkway which was entirely covered by an enormous thin concrete roof. The delicacy and pristine character of this structure was offset by the skateboarding chaos below - a highly constructed public space with a spontaneous energy of its occupants.

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Some of the archi-gems by Oscar Niemeyer:

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