Photographs by Richard Freeman
Buenos Aires Architecture
This is the text to explain what this portfolio is about...At the turn of the 20th century, Buenos Aires was the capital of one of the newly emerging global powers. Its per capita income surpassed that of several western European nations. The city fathers called in planners from Paris to help shape the look of their new empire. The world reknowned Colon Theater opera house, one of the greatest in the world, was constructed from imported Italian marble. The grandness of the city's architecture and spaces can still be seen today, 100 years later, yet much of it is in a state of decay. There simply is not the money to keep the buildings kept-up as the laws of Paris require from their landowners. Here are some of the buildings and plazas.