By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday Mayor Eduardo Paes presented the contents of the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow). He said the work will be the great icon of revitalization of the Port Zone, in Centro. Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) once completed, image recreation. During the presentation of the project, Paes once again defended the demolition of around the area saying that, contrary to what many critics say, the traffic in the region will better. Indeed since the project includes the construction of a tunnel, Mayor Paes believes that traffic capacity should double. The museum, which will be erected at Píer Mauá in Rio’s Port Zone, should be ready by 2014, although some critics suggest the construction is behind schedule. Museu do Amanhã is a post-modern futuristic structure built on 30,000 square meters and will have a garden, a reflecting pool, a bike path and a recreation area. This R$215 million (US$123 million) project was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. According to him, the museum was imagined in order to attract Rio’s population to the Port Zone. The visitor will walk through audiovisual environments, interactive installations and games, and be able to examine the past, understand the various trends of the present and simulate possible scenarios for the next fifty years. Read more (in Portuguese). * The Rio Times Daily Update is a new feature we are offering to help keep you up-to-date with major news as it happens. 4 Responses to "Museu do Amanhã, Port Zone Icon: Daily" Pingback: Controversy Over Planned Y Pier Construction in Port Zone | The Rio Times | Brazil News Pingback: The Curmudgeon on "Y oh Y?" | The Rio Times | Brazil News Pingback: Rio Welcomes New UK Consul General Jonathan Dunn | The Rio Times | Brazil News Pingback: UK Consulate Presents its Rio 450 Brand for the City’s Anniversary | The Rio Times | Brazil News Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.