The Beautiful Sights of Rio de Janeiro

December 8, 2014 7:51 PM

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As Brazilian Carnival approaches (February 28-March 4), Rio de Janeiro becomes the epicenter of the celebrations going on throughout the country. Soon it will play host to events for the entire world: this year's World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. But Rio is so much more than a one-note samba for celebration--the city and its environs are chock-full of great buildings, parks, promenades, restaurants, museums, and beaches, all imbued with a sense of joy and sensuality.

It was a privilege for me to recently visit a Rio penthouse that my firm designed over 20 years ago, along with so many of the places I had always dreamed of seeing. Through the generosity of Ronald Cavaliere, an architect and former member of the legendary Oscar Niemeyer's team, I was able to go on...

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