helipads (!!!)

i have mentioned it before, but the thing that impressed me the most so far is the facts that people actually travel by helicopter within the city. there are lots of heli-pads on buildings in the city and if you find yourself placed high enough to oversee a bit of the city you actually see helicopters taking of somewhere and landing elsewhere on a heli-pad. of course this is kind of sick (someone told me that you can actually commute by helicopter from the north-zone to downtown for R$ 5000 per month (the minimum income is something like R$ 500)) but it is also poetic in al its shabby futuristic-scenarions-have-come-true glory. more pictures of heli-pads after the jump.

heli-pad on avenida paulista

heli-pad on avenida paulista

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heli-pad in downtown area

heli-pad in downtown area (with helicopter landing)

small shabby helicopter

the small shabby helicopter from the last image (the mayors wife?) in mid-flight

heli-pad on avenida paulista

heli-pad on avenida paulista

heli-pad in downtown area

heli-pad in downtown area

3 Responses to “helipads (!!!)”

  1. meanwhile… » Blog Archive » more on helipads in são paulo Says:

    […] more on helipads in são paulo i blogged about the helipads in São Paulo back in october of last year. seems like i am not the only person fascinated by the phenomenon of intra-city c […]

  2. meanwhile… » Blog Archive » São Paulo metrô Says:

    […] i have blogged about public transport in São Paulo before and i have and i have made some observations while traveling on the subway (called metrô by the locals) but being back in town i have realized that i have not really paid enough attention to the metrô system itself. […]

  3. helicopter charter Says:

    Great Read, thanks for the post.