File aerial photo of the area where a crane collapsed, on the site of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium
An aerial view of the area where a crane collapsed, on the site of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium, known as "Arena Corinthians", which will host the opening soccer match of the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo November 28, 2013. When Brazil first won the right to host the 2014 soccer World Cup, officials knew they would need a modern stadium with more than 65,000 seats in the country's biggest city. As it happened, Sao Paulo had just such an arena: Cicero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium, known as "Morumbi," standing amid a sea of orange-roofed mansions on the western side of the city.
But after nearly three years of negotiations and delays, World Cup organizers instead opted to build a brand-new stadium on the poorer eastern edge of town - a decision that involved a popular former president, one of Brazil's most bitter soccer rivalries, and no small degree of controversy. Scrutiny of that decision has intensified following a fatal accident on Nov. 27 at the building site of the new stadium, called Arena Corinthians. A crane collapsed while lifting a 420-tonne piece of roof into place, crushing a portion of the facility's exterior and killing two workers on the ground below. Picture taken November 28, 2013.
REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)