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Curitiba

About Curitiba

1,797,408 in city
3,260,292 in metro
435 km² (168 mi²)
934.6 m
The capital of the wealthy State of Paraná, Curitiba has increased its population tenfold between 1940 and 2000 while maintaining one of the highest standards of living in South America. The city was planned by the urbanist Jaime Lerner, partner of the former mayor, Machado. Its 'intelligent' public transportation system made the construction of an expensive subway system superfluous, leaving funds for social programs and urbanization. The developing axes of this small megacity are accented by skyscrapers, and form the unique and tremendous skyline of Curitiba, the "Ecologic Capital" of Latin America. It has even won a UNESCO prize for its urban development. And the red buses designed in Curitiba can be seen today even in Manhattan!

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
1,051 All Buildings
1,023
existing
19
under construction
6
planned
3
unbuilt

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Universe Life Square 499 ft 2014
2 Evolution Corporate 449 ft 2004
3 Edifício Champagnat I 423 ft -
4 Rio Loire 407 ft 1996
5 Edificio Acácia 390 ft 1979