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The five rings which adorned the Tyne Bridge during the 2012 London Olympics are being given to the people of Rio de Janeiro by the people of Newcastle.

The aluminium structure - 25m wide and 12m high - was the largest of its kind in the UK and became a focal point for the city when it hosted Olympic football, including the Brazil team, at St James’ Park.

Now the rings, stored at a Shepherd Offshore warehouse on the Tyne, are being dusted down and prepared for a journey to the South Atlantic courtesy of the Brazilian navy. Once they arrive in Rio they will be hoisted up and displayed as part of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Leader of Newcastle City Council, Cllr Nick Forbes, said: “The rings were one of the most recognisable images from the Olympic celebrations and really put Newcastle on an international stage. It was sad when they eventually had to come down. It would be a real shame - and a waste - for them never to be see again so the council thought long and hard about what to do with them. It’s great that Newcastle’s Olympic rings will adorn another major city, and that our residents can share a connection with the residents of Rio.”

Director of Communications for the Municipal Olympic Company, Marta Tellez, will arrive in Newcastle on Friday (July 25) to inspect the rings on behalf of the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro.

Mayor Eduardo Paes described the rings as “magnificent” and said their passage from Newcastle to Rio was in the true spirit of co-operation between Olympic cities.

https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/say-it-a-ring

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BTW, this issue has nothing to do with Rio de Janeiro and Olympic Games. The security in Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo is made exclusively by Police Force of Sao Paulo state. It's a problem fo

My God, don't they have enough problems! {couldn't resist}

Uh, maybe because they are great ways to show what's going on in and around Rio. Keep posting please

What a kind gesture from English people! This is amazing!!!!

Could this become a potential tradition of the Summer Games?

It would be a nice one, and to be fair, it could be named "Newcastle Olympic Rings" paying a tribute to the city who started it.

I loved it!

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And some picture of the recent opened "North Arch Highway" around Rio metro area (Portuguese: Arco Metropolitano).

Before you guys claims we are "celebrating" stupid new highways, this will take out from Rio all the trucks that does not have Rio as final destination and give some relief to Avenida Brasil traffic (the main highway in North Rio, or the main highway link between Maracana and Deodoro clusters).

WIthout World Cup and Olympics, the works would not have been delivered and probably, this highway would be postponed...

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So far behind on the Olympic park...

So, we progressed from "nothing" to "so far behind"...

Is it too hard to say that the works progressed a lot since last pictures, right?

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it would be difficult to make those apartments more ugly, or is it a prison?

Funny, They are Copy-paste from Miami Beach style...

Nothing to detract lately, let's complain about residential buildings style...

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So, we progressed from "nothing" to "so far behind"...

Is it too hard to say that the works progressed a lot since last pictures, right?

Honestly, I barely see any progression.

If it's any consolation, the golf course looks great

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Construction can sometimes be tricky. It starts of real slow, then suddenly: BOOM! support beams and a foundation. It seems to freeze like that for a long time, then: BOOM! Walls and a roof. It stays an ugly structure before the final 'BOOM!' Which signals landscaping, paint, etc. but because you only see the exterior, you become impatient as to why the darn thing isn't open yet. The interior is still unfinished. And hopefully, the park will be finished before the start of the games. (Or is this something that I only experience ._.)

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Construction can sometimes be tricky. It starts of real slow, then suddenly: BOOM! support beams and a foundation. It seems to freeze like that for a long time, then: BOOM! Walls and a roof. It stays an ugly structure before the final 'BOOM!' Which signals landscaping, paint, etc. but because you only see the exterior, you become impatient as to why the darn thing isn't open yet. The interior is still unfinished. And hopefully, the park will be finished before the start of the games. (Or is this something that I only experience ._.)

This is so accurate and true that could became the resumé of SkyScrapercity Forums!

Honestly, I barely see any progression.

March

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June, 26

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The progress is, somehow, clear. From finish cleaning the site for the works (March), to all venues under works. (June)

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I didn't think it was the park that was causing any concerns. Mainly Deodoro.

True! The works started only last July 3rd with politicians taking picture with machines and workers...

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According to Rio City Hall, 60% of the venues in Deodoro Park have its structures ready (since they were used in PanAmerican games and Rio 2011 World Military Games).

Plus, the final works of the BMX course will start only in april 2016 due weather, to avoid the heavy rain season in february-march. Still, the structures for athletes, media and seats along with cleaning the site for the BMX course already started.

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....don't be so sensitive, i seriously thought they were a tear down.

I'm not being senstive, I'm just saying the style Barra district have. It's a copy-paste of Florida, specially Miami Beach...

Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro

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Miami Beach

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Judge the pics by yourself, Paul, indeed some of Barra buildings were planned by Archtecture companies from Florida...

I didn't invented the nickname "Brazilian Miami" for Barra. ;)

Some folks won't be able to rest until we all accept Rio is heaven on earth and will stage the best Games ever (past, present or future).

Maybe, and maybe also some folks won't be able to rest until we Brazilians accept Rio is a hell third-woldish-city and IOC is crazy to give lazy Brazilians the right to stage the worst "prepated" games ever (past, present, future - specially worst than Athens, what really matter, right?)

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It does seem very poorly prepared in many ways so far, and lots of the (60% DONE huehuehuehe!!!) existing stuff is really bad but will be fine like the athletics stadium. It'll all get tossed up last minute and it'll be super fun games in cool Rio. And it'll be stunningly beautiful shots of beach, topography features, and Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus over and over to infinity or at least the closing ceremony. It'll be fine and fun!

I've honestly got a bit of Brazil-fatigue after the World Cup and looking at this site for a few years.

p.s. I didn't know rio aspired to 80s style Miami, I've heard it was a good decade for them way back then.......Miami Vice, cocaine, cigaret boats and all.

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It does seem very poorly prepared in many ways so far, and lots of the (60% DONE huehuehuehe!!!) existing stuff is really bad but will be fine like the athletics stadium. It'll all get tossed up last minute and it'll be super fun games in cool Rio. And it'll be stunningly beautiful shots of beach, topography features, and Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus over and over to infinity or at least the closing ceremony. It'll be fine and fun!

I've honestly got a bit of Brazil-fatigue after the World Cup and looking at this site for a few years.

p.s. I didn't know rio aspired to 80s style Miami, I've heard it was a good decade for them way back then.......Miami Vice, cocaine, cigaret boats and all.

I love your posts... ;)

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It does seem very poorly prepared in many ways so far, and lots of the (60% DONE huehuehuehe!!!) existing stuff is really bad but will be fine like the athletics stadium. It'll all get tossed up last minute and it'll be super fun games in cool Rio. And it'll be stunningly beautiful shots of beach, topography features, and Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus over and over to infinity or at least the closing ceremony. It'll be fine and fun!

I've honestly got a bit of Brazil-fatigue after the World Cup and looking at this site for a few years.

p.s. I didn't know rio aspired to 80s style Miami, I've heard it was a good decade for them way back then.......Miami Vice, cocaine, cigaret boats and all.

:blink::rolleyes::huh:

Let's wait and see - Brasil did a marvelous job in hosting the World Cup and it will do a marvelous job in two years! Olympic Games are so successful, since it is an international celebration and therefore we have to accept that preparations as well as the organization/celebrations are handled differently.

P.S. that remark about drugs is really under the belt...

:angry:

I would love to have an accommodation there during the Games!

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For what it's worth, the buildings are ugly in Miami and in Rio.

For what it's worth, Barra is only one district of Rio.

The city of Rio is very heterogeneous with regard to architecture, from poor houses in favelas to some nice art déco in Flamengo Beach Boulevard... From 1920 mansions in Santa Teresa to modern buildings in Leblon...

There are buildings for every tastes.

(Despite the fact I love both Florida and Barra style...)

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