Saturday, June 23, 2012

2016 Olympics Welcome Symbol

"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 games visitors and participants as they arrive by air or sea.

The tower, captures solar energy and will supply energy for all of the Olympic city. It pumps up water from the ocean to create what appears like a waterfall ...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 waterfall.
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