Book: João Filgueiras Lima, Lelé

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“The first professional meeting between Lina Bardi and Lelé to discuss the use of reininforced mortar in teh recuperation of Salvador`s Historical Centerm should have happened in the “Fabrica de Escolas” ( Factory of Schools), in Rio de Janeiro. When Lina`s collaborators went to her house to take her to the airport, she asked for a leaf of “capim-palmeira” from her garden in Morumbi. Se put it in a shoebox and said: “take this to Lelé and tell him I am thinking of a structure like this. He will understand. Tell him I couldn`t go to Rio, but that we will meet in Salvador.” (N.E.)