MagazineDec 6, 2012
Oscar Niemeyer 1907 - 2012
World famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died at the age of 104. Niemeyer had been battling kidney and stomach ailments in a Rio de Janeiro hospital since early November. His death was the result of a lung infection developed this week, the hospital said, little more than a week before he would have turned 105. President Dilma Rousseff, whose office sits among the landmark buildings Niemeyer designed for the modernist capital city of Brasilia, paid tribute by calling him "a revolutionary, the mentor of a new architecture, beautiful, logical, and, as he himself defined it, inventive." His body will lie in state at the presidential palace.