This extraordinary structure will be placed on Cotonduba Island, off Rio de Janeiro, to welcome visitors arriving by air and by sea to the 2016 Olympic Games.
The project is from Zurique, and utilizes solar energy to pump sea water to its top to create a waterfall. The movement of the water will be also be utilized to turn turbines and produce the power to work the system at night, as well as sending energy to the Olympic Village and parts of Rio while hosting the Olympic torch.
It will also feature other amenities, including an observation deck, café, amphitheater, auditorium, shops, and even bungie jumping!
Fiona Joy Hawkins is a New Age composer and pianist whose original keyboard music crosses genres from classical to world fusion. In 2010, she received three unprecedented, prestigious awards in the Zone Music Reporters Awards (Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, and Best Instrumental Album – Piano). Portrait of a Waterfall is soothing and romantic without becoming sappy.
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