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El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison

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El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison

  • The Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)


One of Latin America’s most striking modernist ventures, El Helicoide—Venezuela’s spiraling 1950s drive-in shopping center—is a futuristic fantasy gone sour, a “living ruin” that is emblematic of the contradictions of modernity. 

Celebrate our latest publication, From Mall to Prison: El Helicoide's Downward Spiral, edited by Celeste Olalquiaga and Lisa Blackmore at the opening of the Center for Architecture’s exhibition, El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison, curated by co-editor Celeste Olalquiaga. 

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