Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

5-1974

Description

This photograph faces south east across Brasilia’s Monumental Access. The photograph was taken from the TV Tower. Prominent in the left middle ground is the Praça dos Aposentados, a housing complex for retired persons. Just behind that is the Cathedral of Brasilia, completed in 1970. The cathedral is made of a hyperboloid structure that is made from concrete columns, and designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Also designed by Niemeyer are the South Ministry Buildings, which houses Brazil’s government. The relatively low lying modern style building, just west of the Praça dos Aposentados, is the headquarters for Brazil’s national postal service, known as Correios.

Notes

http://ambienciabrasilia.blogspot.com/2010/12/praca-dos-aposentados.html

http://www.aboutbrasilia.com/politics/ministries.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bras%C3%ADlia

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1907 -

Creator 2 Role

architect

Subject Headings

Cities and Towns -- Brazil -- Brasilia;

Country Name

Brazil

Region Name

Federal District

City Name

Brasilia

Keywords

aerial; cathedral; cityscape; skyline; downtown; highways; housing; religious architecture; Brasilia, Federal Disctrict;

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