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Watch Rio Erase and Rebuild Its Entire Waterfront in 3 Minutes

Vid Micevic

Rio de Janeiro is in the midst of massively remaking itself in preparation for the 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Olympics and life beyond both as the international capital of one of the world's fastest growing economies. The process has been ambitious and controversial, with Olympic venues and all manner of new infrastructure envisioned atop a crowded landscape of existing favelas and old patchwork development.

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  • Hannah Wasserman

    What a different greenery makes. This video is really, really cool.