View from the 200 meter high tower
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.
FULL SERIES HERE!
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. The park’s deteriorating condition led to its closure by Mayor Aníbal Ibarra in October 2003, and though it was reopened three years later, ongoing safety concerns led to its renewed closure in March 2008
The water ride’s all dried up now
Do not enter anymore
The silent octopus
“Montana Rusa Infantil” Mickey and Minnie are still smiling
Remnants of the Aerogondola, once the longest in Latin America
What happens if I press this button?
Waiting for another ride…
He looks kind of sad, doesn’t he?
The “Vertigorama” double roller coaster in erie silence
If you’re really silent you can still hear people screaming.