Rio’s Beautiful Niemeyer Avenue With No Prospect of Re-Opening

One of the city's most beautiful avenues is closed and may not open again if necessary repairs and improvements cannot be made.

Column by Henry Montalto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Avenida Niemeyer, a major artery connecting Rio's upscale Leblon and São Conrado neighborhoods, as well as being the sole access to the Vidigal favela community, has been closed for more than a week. Now the only viable route is a set of already damaged tunnels connecting Gávea and São Conrado. 

In Gávea and Leblon, residents complain of heavy traffic . . .

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