Expo 72 Rio De Janeiro
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:10 AM
In August of 1969 groundwork was started for Expo '72 to be held in the Barra de Tijuca area of Rio de Janeiro to celebrate Brazil's 150 years of independence. Eight new hotels were planned and Japanese technicians started studying construction of a Monorail from Galeao International Airport directly to the planned fair site. Fair buildings would be permanent forming the Brazillian Science & Technology Center which was also in the planning stages. There were to be five sections - international government pavilions, Brazillian Government, foreign and domestic private enterprise, amusements and fair-linked services. The idea was short lived. By December 1969 the government announced that it would use the $30 million dollar fair budget to build a campus of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I do not know if this was ever done. Sources: Brazillian Bulletin Sept & Dec 1969. Next topic: New York World's Fair 1883.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:21 PM
I have always wondered why Rio never held a World's Fair. It is such a popular destination; it would only seem natural.
ooh, 1883 NYWF??!!
ooh, 1883 NYWF??!!
Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:49 PM
They did have a world's fair in 1922-23 The International Exposition of Barzil's Centennial. , 62 acres with U.S., Japan, Great Britain, France, Italy, Denmark, Mexico, Czechslovakia, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, and Portugal building pavilions. The U.S. opened 3 months late (some things never change). The U.S. pavilion eventually became the new U.S. Embassy. The Palace of Industries became the National Historic Museum and the Pavilion of States became the Sound & Image Museum. They still exist today. There were over 3,600,000 visitors.
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