Portela Floats

This is where the magic happens. In each hangar within Samba City, the construction of the floats go through a similar process which begins with a steel framed structure that is welded to a chassis, then clad with wood and then foam before the final colorful detailing.

It was exciting to learn that each float needs an architect or an engineer to stamp the drawings. However, getting my eyes on these drawings has so far proved a futile battle.

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Author: wolff

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