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Niteroi across bridge from Rio de Janeiro

September 12, 2014 by David Herd

Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum

Niteroi across bridge

Museum or UFO

Niteroi across bridge from Rio de Janeiro, the cities are connected by the Rio-Niteroi Bridge which is currently the longest pre-stressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the sixth longest in the world.

The museum is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the city’s main landmarks. It was completed in 1996.

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niterói is 16 meters high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 meters with three floors. The museum projects itself over Boa Viagem(“Bon Voyage,” “Good Journey”), the 817 square metres (8,790 sq ft) reflecting pool that surrounds the cylindrical base “like a flower,” in the words of Niemeyer.

Spectacular design

Niteroi museum contemporary artI think the museum is one of the most spectacular buildings I have ever seen.

Niteroi across bridge from Rio

Niteroi bridgeAs I mentioned earlier the Rio-Niteroi Bridge which is currently the longest pre-stressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the sixth longest in the world. Downtown Rio is in the foreground.

President Costa e Silva Bridge, commonly known as the Rio-Niteroi Bridge

Niteroi bridge


 

Niteroi population of 487,327

Niteroi across bridge Rio

You can see Niteroi from Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf mountain

 A beautiful resident of Niteroi

  Beautiful Brazilian   Her name is Mel & we met on Copacabana beach & enjoyed some time together.  

Icaraí beach Niteroi

Icara beach NiteroiThe city is located 25 minutes away from Rio de Janeiro’s downtown region. Niterói boasts the title of fourth richest city in the state, and the third in Rio de Janeiro City Metropolitan Area.

Icaraí beach Niteroi

Niteroi Rio de Janeiro

Oil rig off Niteroi

Niteroi over bridge

Niteroi museum contemporary art

Niteroi across bridge

 Copacabana

Copacabana beachOn the far right in the distance is the city of Niteroi across bridge from Rio de Janeiro, the city was founded on 22 November 1573. These days the the Brazilian leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series takes place in Niterói.  

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