Rio Responds to Building Collapses

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s booming construction industry has been given a fearsome wake-up call after the collapse of three buildings – one twenty stories high – last Thursday evening on Avenida Treze de Maio, in downtown Rio, killed at least seventeen people. Questions are being asked as to how buildings next to the Theatro Municipal, one of Rio’s most iconic buildings, could simply be razed to . . .

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