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

Brazilian National Congress

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Brazilian National Congress

Brazilian National Congress, Brasilia. Built 1958. Elected president in 1956, with the slogan "50 years progress in five," Juscelino Kubitschek set out to create a modern new capitol in Brazil's remote interior. Kubitschek tapped Niemeyer to design several of Brasilia's initial buildings, including the government buildings at the heart of the city in "Three Powers Square."

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