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National Congress buildings, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the Chamber of Deputies and the Towers of Congress

RIBA2161-16
Niemeyer, Oscar (1907-2012)
NOTES: The city of Brasilia was planned and developed in 1956 with Lucio Costa as chief urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as principal architect. It formally became the capital of Brazil in 1960 and is the seat of all three branches of the Brazilian government. The National Congress buildings completed in 1958, comprise the Federal Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the administrative twin Towers of Congress.

Union Tank Car Company railroad repair shop, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

RIBA2480-7
Fuller, Richard Buckminster (1895-1983)

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool: the lantern tower seen from along a flying buttress

RIBA2553-10
Frederick Gibberd & Partners
NOTES: This building comprises three independent types of structure: an in-situ reinforced concrete frame which holds together the main body of the cathedral; the sixteen load-bearing brick or concrete perimeter buildings, and the flat slab of the outdoor podium supported by concrete columns of load-bearing brick walls.

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool: pyramid of one of the heavy concrete roofs over Lutyens's cantilvered staircase to the crypt in the foreground with the cathedral behind

RIBA2554-10
Frederick Gibberd & Partners
NOTES: In 1930 Sir Edwin Lutyens was commissioned to design the second Roman Catholic cathedral to contrast with the Gothic Revival Anglican cathedral of Giles Gilbert Scott being erected on the other end of Hope Street from 1904. Construction on Lutyens's massive structure began in 1933 but was suspended in 1941 due to wartime restrictions. Work recommenced on the crypt in 1956 and it was completed in 1958. Thereafter Lutyens's design was considered onerously expensive and was abandoned with only the crypt complete.

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool: close-up of the structure from the podium

RIBA2555-10
Frederick Gibberd & Partners
NOTES: This building comprises three independent types of structure: an in-situ reinforced concrete frame which holds together the main body of the cathedral; the sixteen load-bearing brick or concrete perimeter buildings, and the flat slab of the outdoor podium supported by concrete columns of load-bearing brick walls.

Marina City, North State Street, Chicago

RIBA2708-17
Goldberg, Bertrand (1913-1997)

United States Pavilion, Ile Sainte Helene, Expo '67, Montreal

RIBA2711-17
R. Buckminster Fuller, Fuller & Sadao
NOTES: Became known colloquially as 'Bucky's Bubble'.

St Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, Prestonpans

RIBA2727-18
Alison Hutchison & Partners
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