Residents and Students Tour Rio’s New Ipanema Metro Station

By Jay Forte and Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games loom closer, the anxiously awaited completion of the new Metro (subway) Line 4 is now 93 percent finished, according to authorities. Last Sunday, the State Secretary of Transportation, Rodrigo Vieira, took a group of sixty residents and civil engineering students on a tour of the new station, Nossa Senhora da Paz, in Ipanema.

They traveled the length of the station, from its entrance at Rua Joana Angélica, where passengers are greeted by various hand-painted tiles showing the history of Nossa . . .

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