Courtesy of O Empreiteiro Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, dead at 104, created the modern city of Brasilia and other iconic buildings around the world. Courtesy of government of Brazil As in this 1950s-era cathedral in Brasilia, Niemeyer's emphasis on curves pushed Brazilian engineers to new levels of innovation to accommodate the untested designs. Related Links: Architectural Record slideshow of Oscar Niemeyer's well known buildings Homepage (in English) of Brazil Construction Publication O Empreiteiro The idea of moving Brazil's capital to the undeveloped interior dated to 1789, but it took until 1957 for work to begin. Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, along
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