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Rio de Janeiro

About Rio de Janeiro

6,323,037 in city
11,812,482 in metro
1,182 km² (456 mi²)
3 m
Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s second largest city and one of the largest in South America. The history of this large city dates back to the 1500’s when it was colonized by the Portuguese. During the 19th Century, Germans, Italians, Portugeuse, and other groups flooded the city, bringing with them their customs and traditions. Today Rio has a population of over five million with 11 million in the metro. Its magnificent physical location gives Rio what many travelers call the most beautiful setting of any city in the world. Emporis currently includes a complete listing of the city's highrise buildings in the following neighborhoods: Barra da Tijuca, Cidade Nova , Flamengo, Itanhangá, Leme, Recreio dos Bandeirantes, São Conrado, Urca and Vidigal. Every building in these areas with 12+ floors can be found here.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
3,181 All Buildings
2,763
existing
133
under construction
114
planned
147
unbuilt
24
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Rio Sul Center 535 ft 1982
2 Lelio Gama 105 477 ft -
3 Edificio Santos Dumont 462 ft 1975
4 Ventura Corporate Towers 459 ft 2010
5 Lineu de Paula Machado 454 ft 1980

Other buildings

No. Type
11 Famous buildings
68 Buildings with construction images