Olympic Symbol for 2016 – Rio de Janeiro

July 13, 2011 at 1:54 am

This article and the images are pretty amazing!  I don’t know where this came from or who to give credit to besides the people who sent this to me at work, but I LOVE it and I posted it anyway!  

“Solar City Tower “, built a top the island of Cotonduba will be the welcome symbol to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and will be seen by the game visitors and participants as they arrive by air or water. 
The tower, captures solar energy and supplies energy for all of the Olympic city, as well as also for part of Rio.  This tower will pump 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 amphitheatre, an auditorium, a cafeteria and boutiques. Elevators lead to various observatories. It also has a retractable plat-form 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.