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Brasilia, Brazil

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This Overview captures the urban plan of Brasilia. The city was founded on April 21, 1960, in order t
 
May 3 · Issue #598 · View online
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This Overview captures the urban plan of Brasilia. The city was founded on April 21, 1960, in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location within Brazil. The design — resembling an airplane from above — was developed by Lúcio Costa and prominently features the modernist buildings of the celebrated architect Oscar Niemeyer at its center.
15°47'38.0"S 47°52'58.0"W

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