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Architect Designed Exuberant, Optimistic Places

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer is virtually responsible for the strikingly modern look of Brazil's capital and co-led the team that designed the U.N. building in New York City. Neimeyer died Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 104.
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Architect Oscar Niemeyer, Who Designed Brazil's Capital, Dies

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect was known for some of the world's most famous modernist buildings, including Brasilia's crown-shaped cathedral. He was 104.
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Battle Lines Drawn Over Old 'Miami Herald' Building

The Miami Herald's old headquarters on Biscayne Bay have been sold to a developer who wants to tear it down. Historic preservationists are working to stop the demolition, saying the hulking, boxy building is a prime example of Miami modernism architecture from the 50's and 60's. Demolition proponents — which include some prominent architects — say it's a clumsy building with no sense of style and not a "MiMo" design worth saving.
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Shaping The City: Washington's Landscapes

Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis returns to discuss how landscapes shape the face of Washington, and the challenge of maintaining them.

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Transforming Baltimore: A Long-Awaited Zoning Makeover

The first zoning re-write in 40 years could alter Baltimore's skyline, kick liquor stores out of neighborhoods and encourage a livelier downtown scene. Planning Director Tom Stosur joins us to explain.

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