Madrid Río

December 29, 2011  |   Feature,   World
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A very cool project!

“Madrid Río is a project whose audacity and scale, following the urban renewal successes of Barcelona, Spain’s civic trendsetter, can bring to a New Yorker’s mind the legacy of the street-grid plan, which this year celebrates its 200th anniversary,” wrote NY Times reporter Michael Kimmelman.

The park — “Madrid Rio” — belongs to a larger transformation that includes the construction of dozens of new metro and light rail stations, linking to downtown far-flung, disconnected and often poor districts on Madrid’s outskirts

The park’s fountains and pools are popular in landlocked Madrid.