Niemeyer's Copan Building

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Antonio, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Antonio

    Antonio Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 27, 2011
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    This is the skyline of downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the left we see the famous Copan Building designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/20696941"> 4. "Copan by Antonio Cintra (afac)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/20696941">Copan</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/afac">Antonio
     
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  2. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    Mike
    I understand he recently passed away, but designed a lot of really cool stuff and wrote some good sambas too. Thanks for the cool photo!
     
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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Interesting! Nice photo.
     
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  4. Antonio

    Antonio Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 27, 2011
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Yes. He designed most of the buildings of Brazil's capital Brasilia in the 1950s and was doing new projects until about two years ago when he was 102 years old. He had buildings in many places in Europe but as a declared communist he could not go to the US. Despite that he was part of the group that designed the United Nations building in NYC and was the architect of the Brazilian embassy in DC. Not everyone (including me) likes all his works, but some are very impressive buildings.