103-Year-Old Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer Opening New Museum
12/16/2010 - 17:15 ||
103-year-old Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, known around the world for his modernist aesthetic, is celebrating his long and productive life with a museum dedicated to his work, opening this week in Rio de Janeiro. The Oscar Niemeyer Foundation will house exhibits showing 70 years of his work.
Amazingly enough, Niemeyer is still working. He celebrated his 103rd birthday this past Wednesday, Dec. 15. The legendary architect has won many awards, including the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1988 and is responsible for many iconic buildings, including the UN buildings in NYC.
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