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The Cathedral of Brasília (Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida- "Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady Aparecida" ) is the Roman Catholic cathedral serving Brasília, Brazil, and serves as the seat of the Archdiocese of Brasília. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and was completed and dedicated on May 31, 1970. The cathedral is a hyperboloid structure constructed from 16 concrete columns, weighing 90 tons each.
In the square access to the temple, are four 3-meter tall bronze sculptures, representing the evangelists, the sculptures were made with the aid of the sculptor Dante Croce in 1968. Inside the nave are the sculptures of three angels, suspended by steel cables. The shortest is 2.22 m long and weighs 100 kg, the middle one 3.40 m long and 200 kg, and the largeest 4.25 m and 300kg. The sculptures are by Alfredo Ceschiatti, with the collaboration of Dante Croce in 1970.
The baptistery was ovoid in shape on your walls the panel in ceramic tiles painted in 1977 by Athos Bulcão. The tower, which contains four large bells donated by Spain, completes the architectural. The roof of the nave is a stained glass composed of sixteen pieces of fiberglass in shades of blue, green, white and brown inserted between the concrete pillars. Each piece is inserted into triangles with base ten meters and thirty feet high and were painted in 1990 by Marianne Peretti. The altar was donated by Pope Paul VI and the image of the patron saint Our Lady of Aparecida is a replica of the original which is in Aparecida - São Paulo. The Way of the Cross is a work of Di Cavalcanti. At the entrance of the cathedral, is a pillar with passages from the life of Mary, mother of Jesus, painted by Athos
The Brasília TV Tower was completed in 1967 (the observation platform was opened in 1965) at a height of 218 meters, but in 1987 another 6 meter was added by the TV channel Bandeirantes. Now the TV Tower is 224 m height. This tower is the third tallest structure of Brazil and is also one of the most noticeable when you drive across Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge. It is located on Brasilia's Monumental Axis.
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JK Monument, Brasilia
Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira is famous for being the president of the construction of Brasilia. At the east of Eixo Monumental, the JK Monument has been eriged in honour of Kubitschek.
JK Monument, Brasilia, Brasil, August 2009
Girl playing on arch of the Niemeyer-designed Supreme Federal Court building in Brasilia, Brasil. (Supremo Tribunal Federal)
Blue hour versions of the strange cathedral in Brasilia. There's a destitute line of souvenir stands among the line of statues, the vendors hide their goods around the floodlights at night, so if you want to loot kitsch junk in Brasilia, you now know where to look.
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Brasília (pron. [bɾaˈziʎɐ]) é a capital federal do Brasil e a sede do governo do Distrito Federal. A cidade está localizada na região Centro-Oeste do país, ao longo da região geográfica conhecida como Planalto Central. No censo demográfico realizado pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística em 2010, sua população era de 2 562 963 habitantes (3 716 996 em sua área metropolitana), sendo, então, a quarta cidade brasileira mais populosa. A capital brasileira é a maior cidade do mundo construída no século XX.
A cidade possui o segundo maior produto interno bruto per capita do Brasil (45 977,59 reais), o quinto maior entre as principais cidades da América Latina e cerca de três vezes maior que a renda média brasileira. Como capital nacional, Brasília é a sede dos três principais ramos do governo brasileiro e hospeda 124 embaixadas estrangeiras. A cidade também abriga a sede de muitas das principais empresas brasileiras. A política de planejamento da cidade, como a localização de prédios residenciais em grandes áreas urbanas, a construção da cidade através de enormes avenidas e a sua divisão em setores, tem provocado debates sobre o estilo de vida nas grandes cidades no século XX. O projeto da cidade a divide em blocos numerados, além de setores para atividades pré-determinadas, como o Setor Hoteleiro, Bancário ou de Embaixadas.
O plano urbanístico da capital, conhecido como "Plano Piloto", foi elaborado pelo urbanista Lúcio Costa, que, aproveitando o relevo da região, adequou-o ao projeto do lago Paranoá, concebido em 1893 pela Missão Cruls. A cidade começou a ser planejada e desenvolvida em 1956 por Lúcio Costa e pelo arquiteto Oscar Niemeyer. Inaugurada em 21 de abril de 1960, pelo então presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasília tornou-se formalmente a terceira capital do Brasil, após Salvador e Rio de Janeiro. Vista de cima, a principal área da cidade se assemelha ao formato de um avião ou de uma borboleta.15 16 A cidade é comumente referida como "Capital Federal" ou "BSB". A cidade é considerada um Patrimônio Mundial pela UNESCO, devido ao seu conjunto arquitetônico e urbanístico 18 e possui a maior área tombada do mundo, com 112,5 quilômetros quadrados.
A palavra "Brasília" pode se referir ao Distrito Federal como um todo ou apenas à primeira Região Administrativa do Distrito Federal, que é formada basicamente pelo Plano Piloto e pelo Parque Nacional de Brasília. O Distrito Federal acumula características de município e estado. As outras regiões administrativas, também chamadas "cidades-satélites", que formam o Distrito Federal não são municípios.
Brasília (Portuguese pronunciation: [bɾaˈziljɐ]) is the federal capital of Brazil and the seat of government of the Federal District. The city is located along the Brazilian Highlands in the country's Central-West region. It was founded on April 21, 1960, to serve as the new national capital. Brasília had an estimated population of 2,789,761 in 2013, making it the 4th most populous city in Brazil.
Among major Latin American cities, Brasília has the highest GDP per capita at R$61,915 (US$36,175).
Brasília was planned and developed by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer in 1956 in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location. The landscape architect was Roberto Burle Marx. The city's design divides it into numbered blocks as well as sectors for specified activities, such as the Hotel Sector, the Banking Sector and the Embassy Sector. Brasília was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture.
The city has a unique status in Brazil, as it is an administrative division rather than a legal municipality like other cities in Brazil. Nationally, the term is almost always used synonymously with the Federal District, which constitutes an indivisible Federative Unit, analogous to a state. Several satellite cities are also part of the Federal District.
The centers of all three branches of the federal government of Brazil are in Brasília, including the Congress, President, and Supreme Court. The city also hosts 124 foreign embassies. Brasília International Airport connects the capital to all major Brazilian cities and many international destinations, and is the third busiest airport in Brazil.
The city is one of the main host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will be the host city of 2019 Summer Universiade. Additionally, Brasília hosted the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Brasilia (en portugués Brasília) es la capital federal del Brasil y la sede del Gobierno del Distrito Federal, localizada en la parte central del país. Tiene una población de 2.562.963 habitantes según las estimaciones del censo de 2010,1 lo que la convierte en la cuarta ciudad del país por población. Es sede del gobierno federal, conformado por el presidente —quien trabaja en el Palacio de Planalto—, el Supremo Tribunal Federal de Brasil y el Congreso Nacional de Brasil.
Brasilia's metropolitan cathedral is one of Oscar Niemeyer's most outstanding and beautiful pieces of work. Unfortunately for us, when we visited it was undergoing complete restoration work and there were just a few of the beautiful stained glass windows in place.
La catedral metropolitana de Brasilia es uno de los trabajos más destacados y hermosos de Oscar Niemeyer. Para desgracia nuestra, cuando la visitamos estaba siendo restaurada y casi todos las maravillosas vidrieras habían sido desmontadas.
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Brasilia, a capital created ex nihilo in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer intended that every element – from the layout of the residential and administrative districts (often compared to the shape of a bird in flight) to the symmetry of the buildings themselves – should be in harmony with the city’s overall design. The official buildings, in particular, are innovative and imaginative.
Brasília em clima de copa do mundo! Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Longa expoisição, Fotografia noturna. Cores fortes, vibrantes. Verde, laranja e o lindo céu roxo. É possível ver o congresso nacional lá atrás, e obras de Oscar Niemeyer.
The Cathedral of Brasilia was designed by archietct Oscar Niemeyer and built in the early 70s on the "Esplanade of the Ministries" (Mall) that leads up to the Congress.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady Aparecida, aka Cathedral of Brasilia is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia, capital of Brazil.
History: - Designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, its cornerstone was laid on September 12, 1958. Its structure was completed in 1960,  which appeared only the circular area of 70 meters in diameter, which rise 16 concrete columns (parabolic section) in a format hyperboloid, which weigh 90 tons. The engineer Joaquim Cardozo was responsible for the structural calculation that allowed the construction of the cathedral.
On May 31, 1970 was inaugurated in fact, already today with the external transparent window. In the square of access to the temple, there are four bronze sculptures three meters high, representing the evangelists, the sculptures were made with the aid of the sculptor Dante Croce in 1968. Inside the nave are three sculptures of angels, suspended by steel cables. The dimensions and weight of the sculptures are 2.22 m long and 100 kg less; 3.40 m long and 200 kg in average, and 4.25 m long and 300 kg higher. The sculptures are by Alfredo Ceschiatti, with the help of Dante Croce in 1970 .
The oval-shaped baptistery has its walls the panel of ceramic tiles painted in 1977 by Athos. The tower consists of four large bells, donated by Spain, completes the architectural ensemble. Coverage of the ship has a stained glass window composed of 16 pieces of fiberglass in shades of blue, green, white and brown inserted between the concrete pillars. Each piece fits into triangles with base 10m and 30m high and was painted in 1990 by Marianne Peretti. The altar was donated by Pope Paul VI  and the image of Nossa Senhora Aparecida is a replica of the original which is in Aparecida - São Paulo.
The Via Crucis is a work of Di Cavalcanti. At the entrance of the cathedral is a pillar with passages from the life of Mary, mother of Jesus, painted by Athos.
Currently the rector of the cathedral is Monsignor Marcony Vinicius Ferreira, first born and ordained priest in Brasilia . Being located in the Esplanada dos Ministerios, the cathedral does not present a community setting - many of the faithful who attend it is composed of tourists and faithful who work on the Esplanade. The cathedral is open daily for tours, except for times the mass.