Death of Oscar Niemeyer

December 15, 1907 - December 5, 2012
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | Age 104

Brazilian architect dies at 104
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BRADLEY BROOKS, The Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Architect Oscar Niemeyer, who recreated Brazil's sensuous curves in reinforced concrete and built the capital of Brasilia on the empty central plains as a symbol of the nation's future, died on Wednesday. He was 104.

Elisa Barboux, a spokeswoman for the Hospital Samaritano in Rio de Janeiro, confirmed Niemeyer's death and said the cause was a respiratory infection. He had been hospitalized for several weeks and also on...

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