Zip through the skies of the Argentine capital with this new short film.

Cities and drones haven’t been a match made in heaven. In fact, some municipalities have moved to banish civilian air crafts from buzzing above all together.

In 2013, Charlottesville, Virginia, became the first U.S. city to become a no-drone zone. Richmond followed suit last month, banning remote-controlled aircrafts from public parks. Council members in New York City have introduced strict legislation that would prohibit drones from operating in the Big Apple, carrying up to a year in prison for defiant pilots.

Luckily for aerial footage fans, Buenos Aires has yet to stomp out civilian drones. Local filmmaker Willie Leniek recently piloted one over the Argentine capital. The resulting four-minute film, “Buenos Aires Desde Arribe” (From Above), gives a view of Buenos Aires that can’t be found from any rooftop. Only a drone (or a bird) can circle around the city’s obelisco, glean over the presidential palace, and do a 360 degree pirouette, overlooking the entire city scape.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. A photo-illustration of several big-box retail stores.
    Equity

    After the Retail Apocalypse, Prepare for the Property Tax Meltdown

    Big-box retailers nationwide are slashing their property taxes through a legal loophole known as "dark store theory." For the towns that rely on that revenue, this could be a disaster.

  2. A photo of a mural in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
    Life

    Stop Complaining About Your Rent and Move to Tulsa, Suggests Tulsa

    In an effort to beef up the city’s tech workforce, the George Kaiser Family Foundation is offering $10,000, free rent, and other perks to remote workers who move to Tulsa for a year.

  3. A man walks down the Zeedjik.
    Equity

    How a Dutch Housing Agency Rescued an Amsterdam Street From the Drug Trade

    Frustrated by rampant heroin trade, residents of the street Zeedijk forced a public-private real-estate partnership to protect the street while preventing community displacement.

  4. A photo of British Prime Minister Theresa May announcing her government's Brexit deal outside No. 10 Downing Street
    Equity

    Britain Finally Has a Brexit Deal. Everyone Hates It.

    Amid resignations, it's clear the U.K. government massively misjudged how leaving the European Union would play out.

  5. A man walks his dog on a hilltop overlooking San Francisco in the early morning hours on Mount Davidson.
    Equity

    When Millennials Battle Boomers Over Housing

    In Generation Priced Out, Randy Shaw examines how Boomers have blocked affordable housing in urban neighborhoods, leaving Millennial homebuyers in the lurch.