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São Paulo

Postby Nick » October 16th, 2013, 6:16 am


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Re: São Paulo

Postby mulad » October 16th, 2013, 8:22 am

There's a short 2-block street named Rua Minneápolis, but the buildings along there are only 1-2 stories tall, according to Street View. We're only a block away from Alabama?


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Re: São Paulo

Postby mulad » October 16th, 2013, 8:27 am

Ah, here's the building. Egad, it's on tall chrome-plated stilts!


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Re: São Paulo

Postby mattaudio » October 16th, 2013, 9:28 am

So let me get this straight.
Minneapolis has a St. Paul Ave,
St. Paul has a St. Paul Ave,
Minneapolis has a Minneapolis Ave,
Sao Paolo has a Minneapolis Ave,
but St. Paul does not have a Minneapolis Ave?

Also, I'm bummed out I did not know about this when I was in Sao Paolo back in March. The street sign would have been a good photo op.

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Re: São Paulo

Postby Nathan » October 16th, 2013, 10:25 am

The building is awesome! It's almost like an homage to our glassy/modernness and the ING building without them realizing it lol.

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Re: São Paulo

Postby twincitizen » October 16th, 2013, 4:06 pm

St. Paul not having a 'Minneapolis Avenue' so perfectly illustrates the chip on the shoulder that St. Paul has. Almost as perfectly as Pioneer Press / TwinCities.com not having a Minneapolis section.

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Re: São Paulo

Postby widin007 » October 16th, 2013, 9:51 pm

twincitizen wrote:St. Paul not having a 'Minneapolis Avenue' so perfectly illustrates the chip on the shoulder that St. Paul has. Almost as perfectly as Pioneer Press / TwinCities.com not having a Minneapolis section.
Haha they don't, wow. Why did they even bother getting twincites.com if only St. Paul exists?

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Re: São Paulo

Postby cooperrez » February 15th, 2015, 7:50 pm

Article about Cracolândia in São Paulo

https://news.vice.com/article/a-night-i ... ign=buffer

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Re: São Paulo

Postby cooperrez » November 27th, 2015, 1:05 pm

Nice article about Sao Paulo's mayor Fernando Haddad and his progressive policies.

http://thewire.in/2015/11/14/simply-sao ... ple-15655/

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Re: São Paulo

Postby cooperrez » October 3rd, 2016, 5:32 pm

And the Brazilian Trump just unseated Haddad in São Paulo, http://bigstory.ap.org/article/cf5ff62c ... ent-future

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Re: São Paulo

Postby JT$ » March 21st, 2017, 5:49 am

I'm in Sao Paulo now, and while I wouldn't say it's a beautiful city architecturally, it is vibrant and alive. Great metro system, easy to use (even without knowing much Portuguese), and many bike paths. Traffic is a nightmare in the city, but I am in one of the outlying financial districts which is new construction since 2000's. Nice modern building, lots of glass and height. Small walkable neighborhood to support the lunchtime needs with lots of little restaurants. It's been a fun experience here.

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Re: São Paulo

Postby cooperrez » August 5th, 2018, 10:58 pm

Bob Wolfenson picture of Minhocão, an elevated street in São Paulo that is closed to auto traffic every Sunday,

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmGWjWvFjLo ... kxwvuccp2g


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