Workers clean the Planalto Palace ramp in Brasilia, on December 6, 2012, awaiting for the arrival of the coffin with the remains of Brazilian renown architect Oscar Niemeyer, who died on the eve in his hometown Rio de Janeiro. Niemeyer, the Brazilian icon who revolutionized modern architecture and designed much of the country's futuristic capital Brasilia, died in Rio Wednesday at 104. The architect's body was to be flown to Brasilia Thursday for a funeral wake at the presidential palace, one of his major works. The body was then to return to Rio for another funeral wake followed by the burial, according to Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes. AFP PHOTO/PEDRO LADEIRA
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janeiro. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4971 - Niemeyer: A South American Revolutionary - pub.1950 Original Publication: People Disc - HH0064
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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer discussing design for the United Nations headquarters buildings.
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Oscar Niemeyer (born in 1907), Brazilian architect, on December 10, 1977.
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Actor Oscar Niemeyer poses for a portrait shoot in New York.
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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer looks at drawings for a project of two cities in Senegal, Africa, in his office in Rio de Janeiro, 23 January 1992.
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Brazilian architec Oscar Niemeyer during a photo session on July 12, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.