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The Weird, Stunning Architecture of Brasília

National Museum of the Republic
The Weird, Stunning Architecture of Brasília
  
Photo by Daniel Shea
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    National Museum of the Republic
    National Museum of the Republic
    The rotating exhibits inside are reached via a swooping entrance ramp that lends a Space Age look to Niemeyer’s domed museum.
    Photo by Daniel Shea
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    Superior Labor Court
    Superior Labor Court
    The highest labor court in Brazil, the Superior Labor Court is one of five high courts in the country.
    Photo by Daniel Shea
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    National Congress
    National Congress
    The Brazilian Senate meets under the stately dome, one of Niemeyer’s most admired monuments. The two slender towers are filled with offices.
    Photo by Daniel Shea
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    Cathedral of Brasília
    Cathedral of Brasília
    Some say architect Oscar Niemeyer designed the cathe­dral to resemble two hands raised to heaven; others see it as Christ’s crown of thorns.
    Photo by Daniel Shea
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    Palace of Justice
    Palace of Justice
    Niemeyer designed the Palace of Justice with waterfalls, which fall from the walls into ponds surrounding the building.
    Photo by Daniel Shea
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    Tancredo Neves Pantheon
    Tancredo Neves Pantheon
    The monument was built in honor of Tancredo Neves, the first elected president after decades of military dictatorship, who died in 1984.
    Photo by Daniel Shea
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    Supreme Federal Court
    Supreme Federal Court
    Niemeyer outfitted Brazil's supreme court with the same pillars he used at the Presidential Residence and the Presidential Palace.
    Photo by Daniel Shea
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    Itamaraty Palace
    Itamaraty Palace
    Niemeyer’s headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations is nicknamed the Palace of the Arches. The stone and glass struc­ture seems to rise out of a reflecting pool by landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx.
    Photo by David Shea
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    What's Next...
    What's Next...
    PHOTO BY ÉRIVER HIJANO