Oscar Niemeyer


A man holds a sign reading 'Respect to Niemeyer is respect to... News PhotoAdult,Architect,Architecture,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Brasilia,Brazil,Coffin,Distrito Federal - Brasilia,Funeral,Holding,Horizontal,Kissing,Men,Oscar Niemeyer,Planalto Palace,SignPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA man holds a sign reading 'Respect to Niemeyer is respect to heritage and environment' as he kisses the coffin of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer during his funeral at Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, on December 6, 2012. Niemeyer, the Brazilian icon who revolutionized modern architecture and designed much of the country's futuristic capital Brasilia, died in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday at 104. The body will return to Rio de Janeiro for another funeral wake followed by the burial, according to Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes. AFP PHOTO/Evaristo SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)