Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer dies, aged 104
RIO DE JANEIRO
RIO DE JANEIRO Dec 5(Reuters) - Oscar Niemeyer, a towering patriarch of modern architecture who designed the main buildings of Brazil's futuristic capital Brasilia and left a worldwide legacy of design, died on Wednesday, aged 104, according to Brazil's Globo television.
Niemeyer left his stylistic imprint around the world with distinctive and often curvy space-age style. His glass and white-concrete buildings include the United Nations Secretariat in New York, the Communist Party headquarters in Paris and Brasilia's Roman Catholic Cathedral. (Writing by Jeb Blount; Editing by Stacey Joyce)