São Paulo Announces Start of Redevelopment of Anhangabaú Valley

The famous valley in downtown São Paulo will have cafes, kiosks, restrooms and a fountain with 850 water jets. City Hall intends to grant the area to private enterprise.

By Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Designed six years ago during former mayor Fernando Haddad's (PT) administration, the project to redevelop the Anhangabaú Valley, in downtown São Paulo, finally jumped off the printed page into reality.

The works that began this month will end in June of next year. The project will involve an investment of R$80 (US$20) million; the São Paulo City Hall stated on the morning of Monday, June 10th, that it intends to cede maintenance of public space to private initiative.

"The idea is to revamp the Anhangabaú so that it . . .

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