The Double Downtowns of Rio: Doing Business on Rua Assembléia & Rua Buenos Aires

Posted on Jul 12, 2014

An Introductory note on Rio de Janeiro’s downtown, then and now: A massive modernization project at the turn-of-the-century, (referred to by Cariocas as the Bota Abaixo, or the big knock down) transformed downtown Rio into a site of wondrous neoclassical structures such as museums, libraries, opera houses, cafes and elegant Parisian avenues, plazas and promenades. […]