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Brazil's Modernist Legend: Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012

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United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York. Completed 1952. In 1947, Niemeyer was named to a panel of international architects tasked with designing the United Nations Headquarters in New York. A combination of proposed designs by Niemeyer and Swiss architect Le Corbusier was eventually built.

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