Landmark Museum Asks São Paulo to Help Protect Structure from Large Crowds

The São Paulo Museum of Art (Masp) reports that on May 15th, when protesters gathered on the free span, "it was necessary to close the museum for safety reasons."

By Arkady Petrov

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo Museum of Art (Masp), a landmark venue used as a meeting point for demonstrations on Avenida Paulista, requested help from the São Paulo City Council to protect the structure.

In a four-page document submitted to the Sé Submayoralty, the museum board claimed that the overload, caused by crowds that often fill the open-air space of Masp, is a danger to the public, the building, and its heritage.

A restaurant, an exhibition area and an auditorium are located under the large slab. Submayoralty officials say they will . . .

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