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Oscar Niemeyer dies at 104 years old, surrounded by family, says doctor

According to Fernando Gjorup intensivist, the architect died of respiratory infection. "In the last month of life, never spoke of death"

 
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Die architect who designed Brasilia. Oscar Niemeyer had 104 years
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Die architect who designed Brasilia. Oscar Niemeyer had 104 years

The intensivist and clinical Gjorup Fernando, who in recent years was the doctor of architect Oscar Niemeyer, the architect said he died at 21h55 on Wednesday (5) along with family members, including grandchildren and nephews.

According Gjorup, "the last day the patient developed worsening. Blood tests were already showing that. This morning, the condition worsened further and he needed the assistance of breathing apparatus," he said. Very shaken, the doctor stated that the architect died of respiratory infection.

Gjorup stated further that Niemeyer, this last month, where he was hospitalized for 33 days at Samaritan Hospital, never spoke of death, always spoke of life. He reported that he had shown signs of worsening of respiratory infection and laboratory tests.

"This morning developed respiratory failure, had to be intubated and ventilated by machine and now he did not tolerate the evening and died at 21h55."

Hospitalized since the Nov. 2 at Samaritan Hospital in Botafogo, in the south zone of Rio, the biggest Brazilian architect of all time had their clinical aggravated on the 5th of the same month. That day, a bulletin signed by Fernando Gjorup reported that, because of a respiratory infection, Niemeyer was sedated and breathing with the help of machines.

On December 4, new bulletin reported worsening of clinical status of the architect. According to the bulletin, Niemeyer, who remained for more than a month hospitalized in the coronary care unit, was lucid and continued treatment with hemodialysis after a deterioration in renal function, and respiratory therapy.

Project Brasilia

In 1934, Niemeyer graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro. Of Marxist principles, he resisted what he called commercial architecture. Until 2009, he used to go every day to the office in Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro. The frequency fell after two operations - one for the removal of a tumor in the colon and gall another. In 2010, he was hospitalized due to a frame of urinary infection.

Throughout his life, his work Niemeyer joined the ideology. Friend of Luis Carlos Prestes, he joined the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) and lent his office to organize the committee of legend. During the dictatorship (1964-985), he autoexilou in France. In this period was then the Soviet Union.

In 2007, Niemeyer gave Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, a sculpture in which there is a monstrous image that threatens a man who defends himself with the flag of Cuba. In the same year, was criticized by the price charged in the amount of $ 7 million, the project of construction of the headquarters of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) in Brasilia.

Regardless of the controversy, Niemeyer has become synonymous with daring with the construction of Brasilia. The postcards of the city were made by him, as Igrejinha of 307/308 South, constructed in the shape of a hat nun whose work lasted only 100 days.

The Alvorada Palace, the official residence of the President of the Republic, was the first public building in the capital opened in June 1958. In the work, Niemeyer put the pillars on the facade of the building to symbolize the emblem of Brasilia.

The seat of the federal government, the Presidential Palace, the set consists of buildings of the Three Powers Square where the buildings of the Supreme Court (STF) and the National Congress - formed by two hemispheres symbolizing the House of Representatives (face up) and Senate (down).

However, one of the most popular symbols of the capital's Metropolitan Cathedral. Built like a ship, access to the building is possible through an underground passage. On the roof of the church, there are angels hanging.

With information from the Agency Brazil

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