Man Made Waterfall Tower to Power 2016 Olympics

Design News 08.02.12

While the action is in full-swing in London, the preparations for the 2016 Olympics are reaching new heights of sustainability. A 105-meter tower off the coast of Rio will have solar panels and water-powered turbines that will help light Olympic Village and parts of the city. The water tanks can even be released to create a stunning waterfall.

In other news, there's a Utah museum you can hike, and Google's new "fiberhoods" offer the fastest internet and foster a little competition. See the headlines after the jump.

Gigantic Energy-Generating Waterfall Skyscraper Could Power the 2016 Rio Olympics | Inhabitat
Hiking the Museum | Design Observer
Google Fiberhoods: Better Than Tupperware Parties | Fast Company

(Image: via Inhabitat)

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