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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:42 AM   #121
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Cauê, Rio already has a thread here on City/ Metro Compilations.
Yes:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=669566

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Old January 22nd, 2011, 05:41 AM   #122
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 02:54 PM   #123
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Old January 31st, 2011, 11:13 AM   #124
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And why do most new structures in RdJ have to be very small?
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Old February 19th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #125
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Can some moderator close this duplicate thread, please?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:55 PM   #126
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This is an unfinished residential tower in Barra da Tijuca named Torre Abraham Lincoln. It was originally planned as part of a large residential project proposed in the 1970s comprising around 76 towers, only 2 of which were fully constructed. It has stood unfinished for 30+years, but is probably structurally sound. This tower needs to be revived, its construction finished, and ready for condominium use.

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Old February 21st, 2011, 09:18 PM   #127
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when I was in Rio ( 2005 ) even the staff of McDonalds didn`t speak english.
I had the same problem in Miami as I did not speak Espanol.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 01:41 PM   #128
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Only 8% of the world population speaks english btw ...
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Old February 26th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #129
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Old March 4th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #130
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Does anybody know the status or progress on the Gloria Palace Hotel?
Brazil Weekly mentions it as being ready this year?
http://brazil-weekly.com/
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Old March 16th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #131
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The reconstructed Hotel Gloria may not be ready this year.

Also, I found out about an abandoned hotel which never opened that sits in the middle of the huge forest.

The Gavea Tourist Hotel is an 18-storey building which has been on hold for decades in the forest of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was probably constructed in the mid-1960s, but never went beyond the concrete structural frame phase. It is unknown if it is structurally sound enough for a restart of construction. Should the Gavea Tourist Hotel be reopened because we do not want to see abandoned structures during the 2016 Olympics or should it be demolished and the forest restored because a good amount of it (the forest) was wasted?

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Old March 16th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #132
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For me is just amazing. I wanna live there in the future!
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Old April 1st, 2011, 10:54 PM   #133
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when I was in Rio ( 2005 ) even the staff of McDonalds didn`t speak english.
That's because Rio is in Brazil, which is not an English-speaking country.

You certainly could have made an effort to learn some Brazilian Portuguese while you were in their country.

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This is an unfinished residential tower in Barra da Tijuca named Torre Abraham Lincoln. It was originally planned as part of a large residential project proposed in the 1970s comprising around 76 towers, only 2 of which were fully constructed.
Thank God...76 towers of this type of architecture would have completely destroyed Barra.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:49 AM   #134
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Rio de janeiro got 2016 Olympics. I just hope there will be several more development projects. I was worried if RdJ has any height limits and I don't know how much of the city is covered in slums MMJR, you said that 60% of RdJ is covered in slums. I just want to know the favela coverage in slum-heavy Rio.
I'm very glad to see your interest in Rio. I worked in IBGE for two years and I was one of the four responsibles for gathering and analyzing statistical data in North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, wich has the most extense slum coverage of all Rio regions.

Rio de Janeiro officials say up to 20% of our population live in slums, but I may tell you what they consider slum does not fit the facts. On the other hand, officials commonly rise recognized favelas' population in order to guarantee more budgets.

But you didn't have a wrong impression about Rio when you said 60% of our population live in slums. Poverty is more present to the riches and tourists in Rio than in any other Brazilian state capitals. This is mostly because of our topography.

By the way, we don't see supertall buildings for well known reasons:

1st) rio still having enough space to build. it's faster and riskless to explore new terrains and small projects.

2nd) brazillian realty corporations used to take all risk in their projects: banks' participation was so small that they couldn't afford risky and expensive projects, what is not true anymore.

3rd) the economic strenght is a recent thing. rio lost more than its capital status in 1960.

4th) our engineering knowledge and teaching stills limited in many ways compared to china, germany and us. i'm a former engineering student.

5th) there are several legal restrictions in order to aprove supertall buildings. our law is plenty of requirements wich consider the nearby traffic raise and its needed investments to minimize the consequences.

I'm very optimistic with Rio de Janeiro and Brazil's growth, but there is still a lot to change. Sorry for grammar and spell errors, I'm not an everyday English speaker.

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 09:15 AM   #135
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In Rio de Janeiro, no structure with a height of 200 metres can be built.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #136
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Does anybody know the status or progress on the Gloria Palace Hotel?
Brazil Weekly mentions it as being ready this year?
http://brazil-weekly.com/
Brazil Weekly now reports a story about the two-year delay of the Hotel Gloria renovation http://brazil-weekly.com
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Old July 21st, 2011, 07:40 AM   #137
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Is Barra da Tijuca ever going to be built-out in the future?
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Old September 21st, 2011, 11:19 PM   #138
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Considering that the stadiums of the city are getting rebuilt for the 2016 Olympics, what if the Rio de Janeiro had 4 major football stadiums? They can have a seating capacity of 80,000, 60,000, 40,000, and 20,000.

The 80K stadium - Maracana Stadium
The 60K stadium - Engenhao Stadium
The 40K stadium - Sao Januario Stadium
The 20K stadium - ?

I know that the Barra area will not be getting themselves a football stadium, much less a 20K one, because the chances of that happening are unlikely.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 12:36 PM   #139
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The reconstructed Hotel Gloria may not be ready this year.

Also, I found out about an abandoned hotel which never opened that sits in the middle of the huge forest.

The Gavea Tourist Hotel is an 18-storey building which has been on hold for decades in the forest of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was probably constructed in the mid-1960s, but never went beyond the concrete structural frame phase. It is unknown if it is structurally sound enough for a restart of construction. Should the Gavea Tourist Hotel be reopened because we do not want to see abandoned structures during the 2016 Olympics or should it be demolished and the forest restored because a good amount of it (the forest) was wasted?

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Old November 13th, 2011, 10:16 PM   #140
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Wow, great pics. That looks like an awesome place to explore.
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