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The Rebirth of Buenos Aires

Argentina's legendary capital isn't just better than before — it's better than ever.

By Carolyn Whelan
A couple demonstrates the tango in the streets of San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires's oldest barrios and home to many tango-themed bars.Designer Evangelina Bomparola at her clothing shop in Recoleta.A local musician.Fashion designer Mariano Toledo with a jacket from his new collection.Strolling in the chic Palermo Soho district.Overlooking the nature preserve in Puerto Madero.Sucre, with its unconventional cement and wood interior, is a favorite of local scene makers and international visitors alike.When the lights come on, Buenos Aires -- seen here from the Bencich Tower, where the well-regarded Sofitel hotel is located -- comes to life.A mural enlivening the passing parade in San Telmo.Curator Ines Katzenstein at the MALBA museum, home to an impressive collection of Latin American art.Artist Marta Minujin in her studio.From some perspectives, MALBA's exterior is as striking as the work displayed inside.Santiago Calatrava's Puente de la Mujer bridge.
A couple demonstrates the tango in the streets of San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires's oldest barrios and home to many tango-themed bars.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
Designer Evangelina Bomparola at her clothing shop in Recoleta.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
A local musician.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
Fashion designer Mariano Toledo with a jacket from his new collection.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
Strolling in the chic Palermo Soho district.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
Overlooking the nature preserve in Puerto Madero.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
Sucre, with its unconventional cement and wood interior, is a favorite of local scene makers and international visitors alike.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
When the lights come on, Buenos Aires -- seen here from the Bencich Tower, where the well-regarded Sofitel hotel is located -- comes to life.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
A mural enlivening the passing parade in San Telmo.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
Curator Ines Katzenstein at the MALBA museum, home to an impressive collection of Latin American art.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
Artist Marta Minujin in her studio.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
From some perspectives, MALBA's exterior is as striking as the work displayed inside.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
Santiago Calatrava's Puente de la Mujer bridge.
PHOTO: Francesco Lagnese
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