If you’ve ever been to Rio De Janeiro, you know it to be a city that could use a touch up. The international airport looks like an elevated concrete bunker, the main freeway into the city crawls alongside one of the city’s largest favela, Complexo do Alemão, and the port doesn’t seem to have a rhyme or reason. The city is attempting to address two out of the three, the airport and the port. The project to revitalize Rio de Janeiro’s port is called Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port), and Brazil’s goal is to finish major public works by the 2016 Rio Olympics realizing they weren’t going to make it by World Cup 2014. Starting them right before the World Cup was not a good idea, but hey, it’s Brazil. They do most things by their own timetable.
Read Mimi Whitefield’s Miami Herald article here:
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