Video shows reconstruction of Rio de Janeiro waterfront

04/23/2013 | Atlantic Cities, The

A three-minute animated video shows a 15-year project to reconstruct Rio de Janeiro's waterfront that includes demolition of the elevated Perimetral Highway and construction of a streetscape in its place. The project also calls for the construction of a mile-long, six-lane tunnel, sidewalks, three sewage treatment plants, light-rail infrastructure and a museum. "The highway vanishes as trees and happy transit commuters pop up. The future literally sprints across the city toward the airport, erasing everything in its wake," Emily Badger writes.

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