New Buenos Aires Expo & Convention Center “Rising” Below Recoleta

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, competitiveness, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, visionaries

The new Buenos Aires Convention & Expo Center (CEC) is under construction in Recoleta and promises to be another transformative project in terms of creating green space, enhancing quality of life and attracting large-scale expo tourism year-round. The City of Buenos Aires is spending $336 million pesos (US$41.3 million) on the 22,000 square meter (234,000 square foot) project which is currently …

60% Of Buenos Aires Residents Live Alone Or With Another Person

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A City of Buenos Aires housing survey shows the average household is getting smaller, birth rates are falling and one-third of the city’s population is now over 50. The annual Buenos Aires housing survey from the City’s Census and Statistics Board found that 31.7% of Buenos Aires residents live alone while 29.7% share space with another person. 16% of BA dwellings …

US$2 Billion Highway Tunnel Below Puerto Madero Could Open In 2016

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A proposed highway tunnel below Puerto Madero could bridge northern and southern auto corridors, alleviate downtown Buenos Aires traffic and spark a new wave of downtown real estate development. If approved, boring machines could begin carving the 2.5 kilometer underground tunnel this year which would connect three major downtown highways by mid-2016 if the project receives both municipal and federal …

Revitalization Project Will Extend Puerto Madero Toward La Boca

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

The City of Buenos Aires is planning to extend Puerto Madero’s wave of waterfront renewal further south to an area of the city long neglected ever since the construction of the elevated highway to La Plata. That highway, like the General Paz beltway, has isolated southern neighborhoods like Barracas, La Boca and San Telmo from the waterfront and created several …

VanityBA: Couples Divorce Every 90 Minutes In Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, culture, lifestyle, vanityba

A couple gets divorced every 90 minutes in the City of Buenos Aires, and for seven out of ten parejas, it marks the end of a relationship that lasted a decade or longer. The new numbers from the City’s Statistics and Census Bureau found that 5,866 Buenos Aires couples filed for divorce in 2012, a rate of sixteen per day …