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The Municipal Government of Rio de Janeiro delivered to the citizens the third stretch of Orla da Guanabara Prefeito Luiz Paulo Conde. Built by the consortium led by Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, the space has 77,978 m² and 777 meters of extension and it also has the renovation of Praça XV, Praça Marechal Âncora and Largo da Misericórdia, included in the Porto Maravilha Urban Operation.

The interventions made by Concessionária Porto Novo in the biggest urban operation conducted by a consortium in the country bring a new configuration to the area of the old port, which marked the arrival of the Royal Family, kings, princes, nobility members and authorities in centuries of charm and important histories of Brazil. With the renovation, it was possible to rescue the rich architecture of the historical landscape and to reserve the area to the free traffic of pedestrians and bikers in the downtown.

The Beginning

The demolition of Perimetral Overpass and the construction of Via Expressa allowed the implementation of Orla Conde, a new public walkway which, when concluded, will have 3.5 km of extension and will connect Armazém 8 to the National Historical Museum. In addition to these 777 meters, Orla already had 1,600 meters delivered to the cariocas and tourists: the first 600 meters in the Navy area and one thousand meters at Rodrigues Alves Avenue, as well as Praça Mauá, forming a big stretch that concentrates the major historical and cultural architectonic collection of the city. The next areas to be delivered will be Praça da Candelária and the Rodrigues Alves stretch between Armazéns 6 and 8. In total, Rio de Janeiro will gain a linear park of 287 thousand m².

Since the removal of Perimetral, buildings such as Paço Imperial – former Casa dos Governadores, Palácio dos Vice-Reis, Paço Real, and Paço Imperial, prior to becoming public building -, Palácio Tiradentes, Museu Naval, the churches of São José, Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé and Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Monte Carmo (of 1770) gained more visibility.

Area since a long time ago used as parking lot will now be returned to the citizens as a living space with view to Baía de Guanabara. The urban project that recovers the historical Largo da Misericórdia – the first public street of Rio de Janeiro - and Praça Marechal Âncora pays homage to the old Fish Market of Praça XV.

Renovated

With the constructions, the municipal government planted 150 trees in 29 beds, providing to the heart of downtown 12,300 m² of green area.  Skaters gained additional 120 thousand m² near the National Historical Museum. For those that like to admire the landscape, 360 m² of cumaru wood decks and 50 thousand m² of granite form the new environment with view to the sea and near Aterro do Flamengo. In total, 400 professionals worked in the construction. The urbanization of the 77 thousand m² received 161 benches and 27 waste bins.