Engineering Marvels: “Solar City Tower” thewatchableweb.blogspot.com
<ul><li>The Solar Tower being built for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro </li></ul>
<ul><li>It would become a symbol of welcome to newcomers in Rio by sea or air </li></ul>
<ul><li>The challenge was to design a vertical structure on the island of Cotonduba </li></ul>It has the potential to generate enough energy not only for the Olympic City, but also for part of the city of Rio
Its Design makes it store energy during the day…while the surplus energy is piped to pump sea water within the tower giving the effect of a waterfall outside. The water is re-used … by the turbines, designed to produce energy during the night.
<ul><li>Designed by RAFA firm, HQ’ed in Zurich, it is called “Solar City Tower” </li></ul>The characteristics give it the epithet tower generator… intended as a continuation of some of the resolutions taken during the earth summit UN (1992)
<ul><li>At the top of the tower, it’s possible to appreciate the scenery around the island of Cotunduba </li></ul>The tower also has an amphitheater, an auditorium, and shops… You Can take an elevator that leads to various observatories and a retractable platform for bungee-practice!