By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mayor Eduardo Paes announced on Thursday (April 9th) a project to remove the Ipanema Obelisk and foot bridge. However whether the project goes ahead depends on the outcome of a public vote. Eduardo Paes made the announcement at the site of the project in Ipanema. Paes stated “I am awaiting the results of the poll, I do not like the Obelisk or the footbridge”

The Ipanema Obelisk and footbridge were constructed at bar vinte praca and mark the end of Leblon and the start of Ipanema. The Obelisk was originally constructed as . . .

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