Solar City Tower is built atop the island of Cotonduba. It will be the welcome symbol to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and will be seen by game visitors and participants as they arrive by air or water.
The tower captures solar energy and will supply energy for the Olympic city, as well as part of Rio.
It pumps water from the ocean to create what appears to be a waterfall.
Falling water stimulates turbines that produce energy during the night.
It will also hold the Olympic flame.
The Tower contains an amphitheatre, auditorium, cafeteria and boutiques. Elevators lead to various observatories.
It also has a retractable platform for bungee jumping.
At the summit is an observation point to appreciate the scenery of the land and ocean, as well as the waterfall. Solar City Tower will be the point of reference for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.