Super Mario Bros. Avenue

The Arcosur project is a neighborhood being constructed, in the city of Zaragoza, in Spain, under sponsorship of the local government, and will have around 21,000 houses when it’s completed in 2012. The goal of the project is to get a populace of people around 20~35 years old, who are buying their first homes. The names of the 47 roads that constitute the neighborhood were decided through an online poll, with future residents making the choices.

What does any of this have to do with Zelda or Nintendo, you ask? Well, the first avenue of the new neighborhood got unveiled last Saturday, making an homage to one of the most famous video-game franchises out there, its name being Avenida de Super Mario Bros. Other streets in the area already had their names revealed, with The Legend of Zelda, Space Invaders and Sonic the Hedgehog featuring among the names that were already chosen. Violent games were left out of the loop, and will not feature in any of the street names.

Source: O Globo

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