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Chamber of Deputies, National Congress buildings, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the entrance ramp

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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.

National Congress buildings, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the Federal Senate on the left, the Towers of Congress in the centre, and the Chamber of Deputies on the right

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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.

National Congress buildings, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the Federal Senate on the left, the Towers of Congress in the centre, and the Chamber of Deputies on the right

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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.

National Congress buildings, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the Federal Senate on the left, the Towers of Congress in the centre, and the Chamber of Deputies on the right

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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.

Metropolitan Cathedral, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the sanctuary

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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. Construction on the cathedral began in 1959 and the concrete-framed hyperboloid structure was completed in 1960. The cathedral was consecrated in 1970.

Metropolitan Cathedral, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the sanctuary and the nave with three angels suspended by steel cables

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Ceschiatti, Alfredo (1918-1989)
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. Construction on the cathedral began in 1959 and the concrete-framed hyperboloid structure was completed in 1960. The cathedral was consecrated in 1970. The angel sculptures were made by Alfredo Ceschiatti, assisted by Dante Croce, in 1970.

Metropolitan Cathedral, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia

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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. Construction on the cathedral began in 1959 and the concrete-framed hyperboloid structure was completed in 1960. The cathedral was consecrated in 1970.

Honestino Guimaraes Museum of the Republic, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the entrance

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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. This museum is part of the Joao Herculino Culture Complex, and is the last of the projects conceived by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa, the urban planner, for the Esplanada dos Ministerios de Brasilia.

Honestino Guimaraes Museum of the Republic, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the access ramp to the suspended mezzanine in the orbital entrance hall

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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. This museum is part of the Joao Herculino Culture Complex, and is the last of the projects conceived by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa, the urban planner, for the Esplanada dos Ministerios de Brasilia.

Honestino Guimaraes Museum of the Republic, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: exhibition space on the lower level of the orbital entrance hall

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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. This museum is part of the Joao Herculino Culture Complex, and is the last of the projects conceived by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa, the urban planner, for the Esplanada dos Ministerios de Brasilia.

Honestino Guimaraes Museum of the Republic, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the entrance hall seen from the access ramp at mezzanine level

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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. This museum is part of the Joao Herculino Culture Complex, and is the last of the projects conceived by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa, the urban planner, for the Esplanada dos Ministerios de Brasilia.

Honestino Guimaraes Museum of the Republic, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the entrance hall seen from the access ramp at mezzanine level

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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. This museum is part of the Joao Herculino Culture Complex, and is the last of the projects conceived by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa, the urban planner, for the Esplanada dos Ministerios de Brasilia.
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