Waterfront retrieved. Buenos Aires’ contrasting leisure experience

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    The southern waterfront of the city of Buenos Aires has been recovered. Now that more than 20 years have passed since the projects began, we are able to get some perspective on these developments and can confront them with the integral history of this area. The areas of Puerto Madero, Costanera Sur, Reserva Ecológica and Santa María del Plata have distinctive characteristics and these are reflected in urban landscape, architecture and especially through the use of these spaces. Real estate developments cohabit with public space, tourism with local leisure facilities, and the most expensive office floors with local choripan1 stands, all of these in a development in which the state, the municipality, international corporations and real estate companies have collaborated and discussed to produce a hybrid new space for the city.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnhancing the City.: New Perspectives for Tourism and Leisure
    EditorsG. Maciocco, S. Serreli
    Number of pages30
    ISBN (Electronic)9789048124190
    ISBN (Print)9789048124183
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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