Oscar Niemeyer was the pioneer of modern architecture. Learn some unusual facts about this unique person:
99 years old – and in love
* Some days before his 99 th birthday, he married his longtime secretary, Vera Lucia Cabreira, at his apartment;
* New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia was so impressed with Niemeyer’s architecture that he declared him an honorary citizen of New York;
“- Do you still work?!”
* At 103 Oscar Niemeyer still worked every day. ”I need to keep busy, keep in touch with friends, maintain my rhythm of life.”
* “Life is more important than architecture. What matters is (…) to be simple, to create a world equal to everyone, to look at people with optimism.”
Wanna know more about Niemeyer? Access the originals https://architizer.com/blog/a-life-in-architecture-oscar-niemeyer-1907-2012/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Niemeyer to expand your Brazilian history culture.