Reactions to Oscar Niemeyer’s death, father of Brasília

12 December 2012

Oscar Niemeyer the Brazilian architect who died last week at age 104, will be best remembered for Brasília, the city he helped design in the late 1950s. His modernist architecture made Brazil’s federal capital a Unesco World Heritage site in 1987. But does it work as a city? Read reactions on BBC by Lord Foster, Lucy Jordan and Professor Ricky Burdett, Deyan Sudjic’s reflections for The Independent and Edward Glaeser’s take in the FT (requires log-in).