Rio's Welcome Sign (2016 Olympics)
" Solar City Tower ", built atop the island of Cotonduba ,
will be the welcome symbol to the 2016 Olympic Games
in Rio de Janeiro .
It will be seen by the game visitors and participants as
they arrive by air or water.
The tower, captures solar energy. It will supply energy
for all of the Olympic city, as well as also for part of Rio .
It pumps up water from the ocean to create what
appears like a water fall and this fall stimulates turbines
that produce energy during the night.
It will also hold the Olympic flame.
The Tower possesses an amphitheater, an auditorium, a cafeteria and boutiques. Elevators lead to various observatories.
It also has a retractable platform for the practice of bungee jumping.
At the summit is an observation point to appreciate the scenery of the land and ocean, as well as the water fall.
Solar City Tower will be the point of reference for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro .
The Solar City Tower is a concept envisaged by Zurich based architecture and design studio RAFAA. The design was created for a competition in 2009. The images show an artist's impression of what the proposed tower might look like if constructed. However, the project is just a proposal and the tower may never actually be built.
** The only problem I have with a construction design like this is how much it is going to cost......while the abandoned and orphaned children roam the streets, begging and stealing for food, So much for priorities.