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Notes on the Geography of Argentina: Puerto Madero: Photo 4

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Puerto Madero opened in 1900 and had to be replaced by World War I. The replacement, the Puerto Nuevo, consisted of four diagonal docks cut into the shore just north of Puerto Madero: their profile is basically what Huergo had proposed 20 years earlier. Puerto Madero fell into a long slump. What to do? The answer, ironically, was to redevelop the port along the same festive-retail lines adopted in postwar Liverpool.

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