Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer dies, aged 104

RIO DE JANEIRO - 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. 
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