Gallery: Legendary Architect Oscar Niemeyer Dies Just Days Before Turni...

Niemeyer continued to work - right up until the end. He was 10 days shy of 105!

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  1. Burjor Rustomji December 8, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Oscar Niemeyer was an inspiration, amazing visionary, who not only dreamed, but put his vision for all to see. The world needs visionaries like, more than ever.

  2. Elisabeth Nonnenmacher December 7, 2012 at 3:21 am

    There are accomplishments which are timeless and the work of Oscar Niemeyer is an example.
    We architects, should always look at somebody like Niemeyer as an inspiration, to be encouraged to think outside the square.

    Although his designs were not a reference for sustainability, he was a pioneer as he had the intentions by using shading screens in some of his buildings in the 60’s.
    As a Brazilian and as an architect, I will always be proud and admire his work for his creativity and audacious proposals. Brazil and the world lost an important figure, but his example will live forever.

    Besides we have the same profession and we both worked in Brazil and overseas, his Birthday is back to back with mine and I always used to make a toast for him too…This year, I will celebrate his spirit.

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