Bogotá from the Air
Majestic at 2,600 metres above sea level, Bogotá shows its best face from the air. The book provides a different perspective to admire the best facet of one of the largest cities in South America and to enjoy it with the dignity that only height can provide. From north to south and from east to west, "Bogotá from the Air" is a due homage to the city that is capable of bringing as many emotions as people together. The book is the testimony of an evolutionary model that has turned the city, over the past forty years, into an urban centre in constant growth, improvement and expansion. However, the city's evolution has managed to maintain the individual, the citizen, at the heart of this process. Far from turning the city into a huge stone mass of asphalt and buildings, its development renews it and floods it with vitality, considering the fact that it breathes, feeds and lives. The traditional barrios, parks, historical and cultural centres dress up Bogotá in its most splendorous gown to show it from a perspective that its early settlers could have never imagined 500 years ago.
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Second edition November 2002
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Detail of the pediment tower and cupola of the Catedral Primada
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administration Antonio Narino architect architecture Autopista Avenida 68 Avenida Boyaca Avenida Caracas Avenida Chile Avenida Ciudad Avenida Jimenez avenue Banco Bogota Bogota river building built calle 80 Candelaria carrera 30 carrera septima Casa Cathedral Chapinero Chfa Chico church city center city's Ciudad Salitre Ciudad Tunal Ciudadela cloister Colegio Colombian independence cultural Cundinamarca designed Egipto Funza Gimnasio Moderno hacienda historic inaugurated International Center Jose Celestino Mutis known Lagartos Club Library Luis Carlos Galan Magritte Metropolitan Park Minuto de Dios Monserrate mountain monument Mosquera Museo Museum National neighborhood Norte northern Nueva Palacio de Narino Parque Patio Plaza de Bolivar President Quinta residential complex residential district Rosales Rosario Sabana Salitre San Carlos San Francisco San Francisco river San Jorge San Victorino Santa Ana Santa Barbara Santander savanna seat shopping mall Simon Bolfvar Sisga Soacha Sopo street surrounded Tenjo Tequendama Teusaquillo tion TransMilenio urban Usaquen Usme Virgilio Barco Vargas