Archinect - News 2017-07-21T18:58:45-04:00 Buenos Aires's citizens take to the courts to save the 'Paris of South America' from bulldozers Alexander Walter 2014-09-29T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:35:54-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buenos Aires has not traditionally been concerned about preservation. Only a handful of buildings remain from the colonial years after the city's founding in 1536 in what is now the old San Telmo tourist district. The Parisian architecture of the early 20th century has also been shrinking because of the property boom that accompanied a renewed spurt of economic growth in the last decade until 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Tower of Babel made from books Paul Petrunia 2011-05-17T12:24:20-04:00 >2011-05-19T15:40:52-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="495" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top may not reach unto heaven, but the Argentinian artist Marta Minujin's 25-metre tower is made of 30,000 books in languages from all over the world. Built in San Martin Square, Buenos Aires to mark the Argentinian city's naming as 2011 World Book Capital, the artist suggested that in 100 years people will say 'there was a Tower of Babel in Argentina ... and it didn't need translation because art needs no translation'</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>