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"the Capital of Brasil" Brazil Favorite Tip by pepples46

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  o Palacio do Planalto
by pepples46
  • o Palacio do Planalto - Brazil
      o Palacio do Planalto
    by pepples46
  • the Capital of Brasil - Brazil

Favorite thing: since the second half of the 18th century, Brasil's Governing Authorities considered transfering the Seat of the Goverment from Rio to some inland area, safe from naval attacks. the first Republican Constitution from 1891 condered the Federal Destrict Inland on a rectangle piece of Land in the State of Goias. dry, tree-less Savanna.
it took till 1956, after eight years of surveying that then the design and construction of the new Capital began. the then President Jucselino Kubitschek pushed the project fast and furios on a site of 2245 sq miles..5800sq km sparsely inhabited. on a plateau on 1100 meter above sealevel, carved out of the State of Goias and 1200 km from Rio de Janeiro.
Lucio Costa won the competion for the urban masterplan
Oscar Niemeyer the brilliant brasilien Architect designed the bulk of Brasilias buildings and Roberto Burle Marx planned the layout and selection of plant varieties, setting them against the yellow, dry landscape of the savanna vegetation.
on April 21th 1960 Brasilia was officially inaugurated and started to function as new Capital of Brasil

Fondest memory: 9 years later I visited Brasilia for the first time.....

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2006
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