RIO DE JANEIRO Dec 5Oscar 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)