We had a great room in the "Tivoli Hotel" which is located in the heart of the waterfront area where the 1998 Expo took place from May to September 1998.
And this was our view! You can see the water and the Utopia Pavilion from our room.
The 98 Expo prompted a major city renewal and the decaying industrial district was transformed into a beautiful waterfront. Included among the outstanding projects at EXPO is the Oriente Terminal.
It consists of an inter-modal platform connecting metropolitan and regional trains with taxis and buses to the suburbs and metropolitan areas, contributing to the creation of a new center for the capital. The project features innovative design in steel frame truss assembly covered with a translucent glass roof, offering the passengers shelter from the elements and a panoramic view of EXPO grounds. The interior space includes a commercial area of about 19,000 square feet.
The main Pavilion of the 1998 Expo was transformed into a huge mall. The building currently holds many movie theaters, fashion shops, restaurants and bars.
Our next visit in a few days will be spent in the more historic area of this great city, Lisbon.
See more pictures at "Where's Debbie" in the album "Expo 98"