Engenheiro Luís Carlos Berrini Avenue
|Avenida Engenheiro Luís Carlos Berrini|
Aerial view of Engenheiro Luís Carlos Berrini Avenue
|Length||1,870 m (6,140 ft)|
|Location||São Paulo, Brazil|
|North end||Rua Funchal|
|South end||Avenida Doutor Chucri Zaidan|
The Engenheiro Luís Carlos Berrini Avenue (in Portuguese: Avenida Engenheiro Luís Carlos Berrini) is an important arterial route in the city of São Paulo, which concentrates in its extent and nearby offices of companies linked to services sector advanced. The boulevard is part of the city area known as "West Zone of São Paulo", an area of economic expansion that follows the trajectory of the city throughout the twentieth century. The construction of the avenue, however, occurred only in the 1970s and was accompanied by controversy, having been considered by some urban planning scholars as a "social disaster", because the arrival of large companies drove out the low-income people who lived there.
The highway is called Funchal Street in the section before the Engineer Ari Torres Bridge and Doctor Chucri Zaidan Avenue in the stretch after the José Bonifácio Coutinho Nogueira Viaduct.
- There is extensive literature on conflicts related to the construction of the avenue. For a better analysis of the socio-spatial consequences of the expansion of the region of the Marginal Pinheiros in São Paulo, see Fix, Mariana (2001). Parceiros da exclusão: duas histórias da construção de uma "nova cidade" em São Paulo (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Boitempo Editorial. ISBN 85-85934-68-9.