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Mar 17, 2015

Abandoned Parque de la Ciudad by Rutger Geerling

Abandoned Parque de la Ciudad by Rutger Geerling

The Parque de la Ciudad (English: City Park) is a former amusement park in the Villa Soldati neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The park was planned by the administration of Mayor Osvaldo Cacciatore in 1978, appointed by Argentina's last military government. The administration envisaged the park as the centerpiece of efforts to revitalize the dilapidated Villa Soldati ward. Construction began at the end of 1978. The park was planned on a 120 hectare undeveloped lot located near the Parque Zoofitogeografico. The construction required the eviction of remote area's slums, as well as numerous, small landowners; some roads required pavement to allow construction machinery access to the site. The park was inaugurated as Parque Interama on September 21, 1982. Its sixty attractions included the "Aconcagua" roller coaster, the "Scorpion" double giant wheel, "Vertigorama" double roller coaster, Aerogondolas (the longest Sky Ride in Latin America), the musical fountain, and a miniature railway circulating around the perimeter of the park. The Tower reached 208 m (682 ft) upon topping out in 1982, and became the tallest structure in Argentina today. The park struggled with setbacks from before its opening as it failed to attract the number of 15 million yearly visitors projected by the city. Annual attendance reached 1.1 million in 1985, and declined afterward. The addition of an Imax cinema was later planned, but was ultimately canceled. T he park's deteriorating condition led to its closure by Mayor AnĂ­bal Ibarra in October 2003, and though it was reopened three years later, ongoing safety concerns led to its renewed closure in March 2008.

Pictures shot by the Dutch Photographer Rutger Geerling. And Rutger has a very busy interesting agenda the coming months. Follow him on his Facebook Page.

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