Friday, May 11, 2012

Olympics in Rio

Did you Know, that Rio de Janeiro will host many of the 2014 FIFA World Cup games including the final. In addition, they will host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, becoming the first South America city to hold either the Summer or Winter Olympics?

The harbor of Rio de Janeiro has several unique features.

  • First, it is comprised of a unique entry from the ocean that makes it appear as the mouth of a river. 
  • Additionally, the harbor is surrounded by spectacular geographic features including the Sugar Loaf mountain (1,296 feet), Corcovado at (2,310 feet), and the Hills of Tijuca at (3,350 feet).

These features work together to collectively make the harbor one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

Now, Rio has added a new feature, the Solar City Tower - it will power the Olympic Games. On the Island of Cotonduba, it will be a visual icon for the games and will emphasize Brazil's reputation as an alternative energy powerhouse. The design calls for a tower which will store energy during the day and create a spectacular waterfall, emphasizing the natural resources of Brazil. It will also contain an amphitheater, observatory, auditorium, cafeteria, and shops.

Make your reservations now!

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