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Brasilia Rodoviaria by Adonai Rocha

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Mar 21, 2009
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Mar 20, 2009
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Brasilia Rodoviária (bus station)

The bus hub in the center of town, where the Eixo Monumental and Eixo Rodoviario intersect, is called the Rodoviaria. All city buses go through the Rodoviaria.
“Born at a time when fuel was cheap and plentiful, Brasilia is a city where the car is king and pedestrians regularly have to cross six-lane highways. Monumental avenues spin off into seamless slipways shaped like four-leaf clover, deeming traffic lights unnecessary.” (Nigel Tisdall)
A bird, an airplane, bow and arrow
What makes Brasilia unique -- besides its amazing architecture -- is the city's layout. Two main traffic arteries divide the city. One (Eixo Monumental), runs dead straight east/west; the other (Eixo Rodoviario) runs north/south, curving as it goes. Seen from above, the city resembles an airplane or an arrow notched into a partially bent bow. Where these two axes intersect is the city's central bus station, the Rodoviaria (not the same as the long-distance bus station).
The other main distinguishing feature of the city plan is the strict separation of uses by zoning. All of the city's important government buildings are located at the "point" of the arrow -- that is, on the eastern end of the Eixo Monumental. All of the city's hotels can be found in two hotel districts near the Rodoviaria. Similarly, the city's offices, shopping malls, theaters, and hospitals are in their individually designated clumps, usually close to where the "bow" meets the "arrow."
More about Brasilia: The Capital City of Brazil created ex nihilo (out of nothing) in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Inaugurated in 1960 (April 21st) it has a population of about 2,557,000 as of the 2008 census estimate, making it the fourth largest city in Brazil.
Brasilia is a masterpiece of modernist architecture. It is the only city in the world built in the 20th century to be awarded (in 1987) the status of Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Brasilia is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2010.

Hold an exhibit of our panoramic photographs, promote Brasilia and help support Brasilias Project. Embassies, libraries, museums, galleries, schools, public and private organizations and individuals worldwide may hold our exhibit. Visit www.brasilias.com.br Will open in a new tab or window and order an exhibition-in-a-box. We ship worldwide.
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Rodoviária de Brasília
Situada no centro geográfico de Brasília, local onde cruzam-se os eixos Rodoviários e Monumental. O autor do projeto da rodoviária foi Lúcio Costa, que concebeu um conjunto de plataformas em quatro níveis. Na plataforma inferior ficam os pontos de ônibus que ligam o Plano Piloto a todos os lugares do Distrito Federal e do Entorno. Nas plataformas intermediárias, a estação divide as asas Norte e Sul da cidade, e, na plataforma superior, estão localizados os dois setores de diversões, constituídos por dois centros comerciais, o CONIC, do lado sul e, do lado norte, o Conjunto Nacional, o mais antigo e tradicional shopping de Brasília.
Telefone: (61) 3314 4000
Informações sobre Brasília: A construção de Brasília teve início em 1956. A Capital foi inaugurada oficialmente em 21 de abril de 1960. Hoje é a quarta maior cidade do Brasil, com mais de 2.557.000 habitantes (Censo 2008). Brasília é um Patrimônio Cultural da Humanidade, UNESCO, desde 7 de dezembro de 1987.
Visite o site de panoramas interativos de Brasília feitos pelo fotógrafo Adonai Rocha: www.brasilias.com.br Will open in a new tab or window


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