Admiring the São Paulo Skyline: Edifício Itália

Hell, the Netherlands are a f.cking village!!! Should we learn Portuguese?

Journeying Jeff

São Paulo is a forest of skyscrapers and if you are new to the city, it is really easy to get lost as there aren’t many buildings that stand out from each other.  One building that does stand out a bit is the Edifício Itália, located at the corner of Avenida Ipiranga and Avenida São Luis near the bustling Praça da República.

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The idea for the building came from an association of Italian immigrants to São Paulo known as the Circolo Italiano.  Prior to the building’s construction, the organization’s headquarters sat on the present location of the skyscrpaer in a small mansion (pallazina). The group had occupied this location since 1923.  From 1942 to 1950, due to Italy’s involvement with the Axis Powers during World War II, the Brazilian government shut down the Circolo Italiano.  The club resumed activities in 1952, but started to make plans…

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