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In Brazil on November 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm

BUILDING OF THE WEEK

Render of the Vitra Itaim Bibi building for Sao Paulo by Daniel Libeskind. Finally international starquitects are finding their way to Brazil (source: Skyscrapercity).

RIO

For many, Carnival 2011 remains in the distant horizon, anticipated with longing and excitement. For the event’s organizers though, it is already time to turn up the pressure and jump into high gear with preparations for the March celebration (The Rio Times).

Every year nearly 23,000 people strap themselves into a hang glider or paraglider and soar freely over Rio – and some people actually go more than once. The reasons vary, from wanting to take in the stunning view of the city from the sky, to experiencing an extreme sport, to checking the activity off their bucket list, or bonding with a work group (The Rio Times).

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SAO PAULO

In Brazil’s largest and wealthiest city business is booming. Many of the world’s most well-known companies have headquarters located along the city’s main street Avenida Paulista, where real estate prices are amongst the highest on the continent. A report by Price Waterhouse Cooper predicts that São Paulo will be ranked as the 5th richest city in the world by 2025 (The Rio Times).

The mayor of the city of Sao Paulo, Gilberto Kassab, announced that the city’ s stadium to host games throughout the 2014 World Cup in Brazil remains in the air (Xinhua).

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