Rio de Janeiro
Then I came here and saw that this supposedly re-implements Tower of Babel.
This indeed seems to be the case, although the KS page makes you think it's a new game. I see some changes: the buildings have fixed costs and VPs but require 1 to 4 rounds of construction to be completed (instead of always 3). The publisher erroneously insist in using the word "bidding" to describe the game, but it has nothing to do with auctions.