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Oscar Niemeyer dies at 104; modernist Brazilian architect

December 6, 2012

Niemeyer, who loved curves in design and disliked right angles, shared architecture's Pritzker Prize in 1988. He designed the major buildings that form the heart of Brazil's capital, Brasilia.

Oscar Niemeyer, the architect whose soaring buildings form the heart of Brasilia, the instant modernist capital built in the wilds of Brazil in the late 1950s, has died. He was 104.

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