RIO DE JANEIRO

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CHRIST THE REDEEMER ( STATUE )
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the second largest Art Decostatue in the world. It is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625long,700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

CASA SHOPPING
CasaShopping is a shopping mall specialized in furniture's stores, interior design, home decoration in Brazil. It is located in the Barra da Tijucaneighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. It opened on September 28, 1984. The CasaShopping has 120 stores, is 61,500 m² in size, it is the biggest Home Decoration Mall in Latin America.

CENTRAL DO BRASIL
Central do Brasil is the most important train station in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. It is the last stop ofRio's railway network, as well as a hub for connection with the city subway and a bus station. Central do Brasil is also a preeminent stop in the inter-stateCentral do Brasil railroad, which links Rio de Janeiro with São Paulo and Minas Gerais, though the railroad is now practically deactivated.

CENTRO CULTURAL BANCO DO BRASIL
The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil is a cultural organization of the Banco do Brasil based in Brazilwith centers in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and São Paulo. The CCBB was conceived in 1986. It opened in Rio de Janeiro in 1989, Brasilia in 2000, and São Paulo in 2001.Its three centers in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and São Paulo are among the top hundred most visited art museums in the world. The largest of the CCBB institutions is located in Rio de Janeiro, in an art-deco building designed by Francisco Joaquim Bethencourt da Silva. Similar in size is the São Paulo instition, designed in the same style by Hippolyto Pujol. The smallest of the three complexes the Brasilia branch, designed by Alba Rabelo Cunha. Both the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo branches contain theatres, cinemas, and multiple art galleries.

CENTRO EMPRESARIAL INTERNACIONAL RIO
Centro Empresarial Internacional Rio is a postmodern office building in the Centro neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has a height of 98 metres and 30 floors. Eight floors are used for aparking garage and 18 floors are used for offices. Its construction was finished in 1995.

CIDADE DA MUSICA
The Cidade da Música is a cultural complex located in Barra da Tijuca in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which was originally scheduled to open in December 2008, but the opening has been postponed. The Cidade da Música is a cultural complex located in Barra da Tijuca in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which was originally scheduled to open in December 2008, but the opening has been postponed. As the new headquarters of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and a main center for music, the Cidade da Música is going to be the largest concert hall in Latin America, with around 1,800 seats. The complex has about 95 thousand square meters and has, in addition to concert halls, 13 rehearsal rooms and classrooms. From the terrace there is a panoramic view of the region, which covers the beach of Barra and marshlands of Jacarepaguá.

FORTALEZA DE SAO JOAO
The Fortaleza de São João da Barra do Rio de Janeiro, popularly known as the Fortaleza de São João or Forte (de) São João (Fort of St. John), is a 16th-century star fort in the present-day Urca neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, erected by Estácio de Sá to protect Guanabara Bay from French invasion. The original fort was built in 1565 under Sebastian of Portugal. An expanded and improved structure was put into service in 1618, consisting of four batteries (São José, São Martinho, São Teodósio, and São Diogo). Its armaments were greatly reduced, and not manned, during Brazil's Regency period, but Dom Pedro II ordered the fort completely renovated in 1872, and it was equipped with a complement of guns, bunkers, and batteries, including fifteen Whitworth cannons. It was manned as a coastal artillery installation until 1991.

GUSTAVO CAPANEMA PALACE
The Gustavo Capanema Palace (in Portuguese, Palácio Gustavo Capanema) is an office building in Rio de Janeiro that is one of the finest examples of Brazilian 1930s modernist architecture. It was designed by a team composed of Lucio Costa (future designer of the layout of Brazil's modernist capital Brasília), along with Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Ernani Vasconcellos, Carlos Leão and Jorge Machado Moreira. Oscar Niemeyer, who was to become Brazil's best-known architect, also took an important role in the design process, as an intern in Costa's office. The group invited Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier to oversee the project, which was designed in 1935-1936. Construction was begun by the Getúlio Vargas government in 1939 and was completed in 1943, to house Brazil's new Ministry of Education and Health. In 1960 the national capital was moved to Brasília, while the building became a Rio office for the ministry, which it remains today.

PETROBRAS HEADQUARTERS
Petrobras Headquarters is a brutalist office building in the Centro neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 108-metre, 29-storey building was constructed from 1967 to 1972. The building's architect was Roberto Luís Gandolfi. The building's top floor caught fire on 19 May 2004, destroying the communications room.

RIO DE JANEIRO CATHEDRAL
The Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is the seat of the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro. The current church was built between 1964 and 1979 and replaced a series of old churches that had served as cathedrals since 1676. It is located in the centre of the city. Conical in form and with a 96 metres (315 ft) internal diameter and an overall height of 75 metres (246 ft), it has a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people. The cathedral's four rectilinear stained glass windows soar 64 metres (210 ft) from floor to ceiling.

RIO SUL CENTER
Rio Sul Center is the tallest building in Rio de Janeiro at 164 meters 50 floors and was constructed in 1982. A hotel next to this building is planned for construction in the future.

TORRE ALMIRANTE
Torre Almirante is a skyscraper located at the Centro neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 36-storey building has a height of 120 metres. Construction began in December 2002, the building was completed in October 2004. The skyscraper was built on the former site of Andorinha, which was inaugurated in 1934 with 12 floors, was danaged after a huge fire which occurred on February 17, 1986, in which 21 people were killed and 50 were injured. The fire started in GE Headquarters at 9th floor. In the new project, the facade of the Andorinha Building were incorporated into the facade of this skyscraper, to be resembled in the new project for lower floors, the same height relation of new and old building, as memory and touches of old construction in facade the new glassy tower.

VENTURA CORPORATE TOWERS
The Ventura Corporate Towers is an office building in the Centro neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, fronting the avenue between Chile and Lavradio, the street in front of the Rio de Janeiro Cathedral. It was built by Camargo Correa in partnership with Tishman Speyer, who together invested 500,000,000 reais. The building has achieved LEED certification, by presenting streamlined and intelligent use of water. Moreover, the special glass provide natural lighting and not so warm inside the building, reducing expenses with chilled air and light. Together with the Ventura Corporate Tower II, the venture will strengthen the corridor's commercial avenues Chile, formed by the BNDES, Petrobras and Caixa Economica Federal. The tower is 140 meters tall, with 36 floors and a heliport.

MARACANA
The Estádio do Maracanã officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is an open-air stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned by the Rio de Janeiro State Government, it is named after the Maracanã neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, and in the final game Brazil was beaten 2-1 by Uruguay. Since then, it has mainly been used for football matches between the major football clubs in Rio de Janeiro, including Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense, and Vasco da Gama. It has also hosted a number of concerts and other sporting events. Although the paid attendance at the final game of the 1950 FIFA World Cup was 199,854, the stadium currently seats 82,238 spectators. It was the main venue of the 2007 Pan American Games, hosting the football final and the opening and closing ceremonies. The Maracanã is currently closed for renovations and upgrades, and will reach a total capacity of around 85,000 spectators in preparations for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America, the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the 2016 Summer Paralympics. The stadium reopening is forecasted for early 2013.

ESTADIO OLIMPICO JOAO HAVELANGE
The Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, also known by its nickname Engenhão is a multi-use stadium located in the Engenho de Dentro neighborhood (hence its nickname) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is used mostly for football matches and athletics and is the home field of the football club Botafogo. Its name honors João Havelange, president of FIFA from 1974 to 1998. The stadium will host the athletics competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics. The stadium's capacity will be increased to 60,000 for the Games.

ESTADIO SAO JANUARIO
Estádio Vasco da Gama, also known as Estádio São Januário, owing to its location on a street of the same name, is the home ground of Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama. Its facade is listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage.

GINASIO DO MARACANAZINHO
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, sometimes called just Maracanãzinho (Little Maracanã), is a modern indoor arena located in Maracanã neighborhood,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Its formal name, Ginásio Gilberto Cardoso, honors a former Clube de Regatas do Flamengo president. The capacity of the arena is 12,600 for Indoor football, it has a total seating capacity for 11,800 and it was opened in 1954. Located near the Maracanã Stadium, Maracanãzinho means Little Maracanã.

HSBC ARENA
HSBC Arena (originally Arena Olímpica do Rio and formally Rioarena) is an indoor multi-purpose arena, located in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The arena was completed in July 2007. It has a capacity of 15,000 for sports and 8,000-18,000 for concerts.

DEODORO ARENA
Deodoro Arena is a description of an indoor arena that is currently under construction in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The venue will host thefencing events for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the wheelchair fencing events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Construction started in 2009 and be completed in 2011. The arena is expected to cost about $41 million.

OLYMPIC AQUATICS STADIUM
Olympic Aquatics Stadium is a description of a swimming pool that is planned to be built in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The venue will host the swimming and synchronized swimming events for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the swimming events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Construction is due to begin in 2013 and be completed in 2015. The venue is expected to cost about $38 million.

OLYMPIC TENNIS CENTER
Olympic Tennis Center is a description of the tennis venue that is planned to be built in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The venue will consist of four separate tennis courts and will host the tennis events for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the wheelchair tennis events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Construction is due to begin in 2013 and be completed in 2015. The four courts are expected to cost about $46 million.

OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER
The Olympic Training Center main purpose is to centralize the infrastructure required for the athletes' development. It will centralize the infrastructure required to teach, train and develop athletes. An Olympic Training Center is an space for athlete training with the help of professionals and scientific education, in addition to equipment and facilities. It is inspired and follows similar projects from other countries like the AIS(Australian Institute of Sport) in Canberra Australia, USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, & the EIS (English Institute of Sport). The first sports to be offered at Brazil's Olympic Training Center will be athletics, boxing, fencing, water sports, gymnastics, wrestling, judo, taekwondo, table tennis, archery, tennis, badminton and weight lifting. Construction is due to begin in 2009 and be completed in 2011. The four venues are expected to cost about $195 million. The funds will come from the Ministry of Sports, from sponsorship contracts and tax incentive laws.

HOTEL HORSA NACIONAL
Hotel Horsa Nacional is a skyscraper hotel in the Sao Conrado neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 108-metre, 34-storey building has 510 rooms. It was constructed from 1968 until 1972. The hotel is being renovated and is due to be reopened in time for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

MARINA ALL SUITES HOTEL
Marina All Suites Hotel is a luxury beach-front boutique hotel in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, located at Avenue Delfim Moreira 696. It is described by Frommer's as "the brainchild of a consortium of local architects and decorators who bought, gutted, and redecorated all of the rooms". During the renovation they reduced the number of rooms per floor to three to double the rooms in size. The hotel contains a notable restaurant named Bar d' Hotel, described as one of the trendiest in the city. The two-bedroom "Suite Diamante" is said to be the favorite room of supermodel Gisele Bündchen when she is in Rio de Janeiro.

RIO OTHON PALACE
Rio Othon Palace is a highrise hotel located on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 98-metre, 30-storey hotel opened in 1977 and has 585 guest rooms.

WINDSOR ATLANTICA HOTEL
Windsor Atlantica Hotel, formerly Le Méridien Copacabana is a 110-metre 37-storey skyscraper hotel in the Leme neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the tallest building on Copacabana Beach. It originally opened in 1976. In 2007, Starwood Hotels and Resorts sold the building to Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, which started a renovation of the building in the same year that was abandoned in 2008. In 2009, it was sold again to Windsor Hotels for around R$170 million. After a refurbishment, it was reopened in January of 2011 as the Windsor Atlantica Hotel.


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