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The Artful Architecture of Oscar Niemeyer
Groundbreaking Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has created some of the world's most iconic buildings. His hallmarks include much of the United Nations complex in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Niteroi, which is perched like a flying saucer across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro.  
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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer died at age 104 on Dec. 5, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

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FILE - This Aug 14, 2007 file photo, shows a view of the Brazil's National Congress, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1960, in Brasilia, Brazil. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

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FILE - This Oct. 8, 2007 file photo, the Ibirapuera Auditorium designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is seen in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

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FILE - In this April 7, 2010 file photo, the National Museum and National Congress are reflected on the glass wall of the National Library, all designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, Brazil. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

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FILE - This July 27, 2007 file photo shows the United Nations headquarters building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in New York. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104.(AP Photo/Osamu Honda, File)

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FILE - In this April 21, 2003 file photo, the statues of the apostles are seen in front of the Cathedral of Brasilia, an architectural landmark created by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia, Brazil. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, 104, bottom center, Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes, center left, and Brazil Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman, center right, applaud during the Sambadrome opening ceremony after being reformed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Sambadrome parade grounds, that hosts Brazil's Carnival celebrations, was designed by Niemeyer. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

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FILE - In this March 7, 2011 file photo, a float from the Mangueira samba school parades through the Sambadrome, which was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, during carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to a hospital spokeswoman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at age 104. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

The Artful Architecture of Oscar Niemeyer

Groundbreaking Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has created some of the world's most iconic buildings. His hallmarks include much of the United Nations complex in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Niteroi, which is perched like a flying saucer across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro.  

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