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- Cannot be built if Copacabana has already been built in this city.
The following buildings can be constructed in a Street Carnival:
- Carnival: Special Project which provides +1 additional Amenity while developed and earns Great Engineer, Great Merchant, Great Writer, Great Artist, & Great Musician points upon completion.
While it may at first appear to be very underwhelming, the Street Carnival is actually an incredibly versatile district that can keep up with a city's need for Amenities and Great People points. +2 Amenities rather than +1 and being 50% cheaper than the default Entertainment Complex means that even the newest cities can build them quickly and have their Amenity needs taken care of for a long time.
The Carnival Project provides +1 additional Amenity while developed, allowing Amenities from Luxury Resources to be given out to other cities that may need them more. The Carnival Project earns Great Engineer, Great Merchant, Great Writer, Great Artist, and Great Musician points upon completion. The Great Writer, Great Artist, and Great Musician points given are the same as if one had gained them through Theater Square Performances; and Great Engineer and Great Merchant points are half as much given if one had gained them through Industrial Zone Projects or Commercial Hub Investments. This makes it completely eclipse the Theater Square project, which becomes redundant for anything other than gaining Culture.
Many cities have street carnivals – especially during the Christian season of Lent – but only Brazilians really know how to cast care to the wind during such festivals. Parades, concerts, performances, masques, and public banquets (along with liberal amounts of alcohol) fuel the celebrations. According to stuffy postmodern sociologists, Carnival as a social institution provides more than just a respite from the seriousness of urban life, it serves as a release for natural impulses that threaten the social order and allows marginalized groups to focus attention on social conflicts by embodying them in "senseless" activities. Whatever the truth of this interpretation, Rio de Janeiro's is the world's largest street carnival, hosting upwards of two million participants a day in recent years.