Oscar Niemeyer’s Copan building in São Paulo may be restored after ten years of negotiations

The building has had façade maintenance problems for decades and is covered by a screen. After ten years of negotiations, the restoration of Copan is closer to the beginning and, finally, to make feasible the removal of the screen that hides a significant part of the iconic façade.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Edifício Copan (Copan Building) is a 118.44-meter (459 ft.) tall, 38-story residential building in downtown São Paulo, Brazil. It has 1,160 apartments, 70 commercial establishments and is one of the largest buildings in Brazil.

After ten years of negotiations, the restoration of Copan is still close to beginning and, eventually, to make feasible the removal of the screen that hides a significant part of the iconic façade. The project presented by a company hired by the condominium was partially approved and called "excellent" by the municipal heritage agencies . . .

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