The luxury suites along the northern strip of the Sambodromo have been completely demolished and are being now rebuilt and modernized. This entire project, with an estimated cost of $19 million dollars, was funded by a beer company. Its original plans were designed by Oscar Niemeyer, a famous architect known for tasteful and exciting building plans.
If you thought the rio samba parades with all their floats was glamorous before, just wait until you see them on the expanded runway. Aside from being able to accommodate hundreds of additional floats, people will find it much easier to enjoy the walkway at the new rio sambodromo. This includes adding easier access to handicapped people in most of the sectors.