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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Adonai Rocha
- Explore score
- 0.12 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Aug 21, 2009
- Date taken
- Aug 20, 2009
"Driving down the Eixo Monumental, I find myself captivated by the orderly ranks of 17 ministerial buildings. Each is an identical, uncompromising slab of office block with gold lettering and jade-green window blinds. They remind me of those old Benson&Hedges ads, when a glistening box of cigarettes would be deftly inserted into unlikely locations". - Nigel Tisdall.
"The ministry buildings lining the avenue are all identical, more functional than interesting. But they were probably so designed to heighten the contrast to those that lie beyond: the beautiful Justice Ministry, with waterfalls springing from its facade, and, opposite, the elegant Foreign Ministry in Itamarati Palace and then the huge Plaza of Three Powers, lined with the towers and convex and concave bowls of Congress, the President's Planalto Palace and the Supreme Court." - Alan Riding.
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
Na Esplanada dos Ministérios, Niemeyer projetou 17 blocos retangulares, numa repetição equilibrada, para abrigar os Ministérios. Dentre os Ministérios e respectivas Autarquias que compõem o Governo Federal, o mais antigo é o da Justiça, criado em 3 de julho de 1822, pelo Príncipe Regente D. Pedro.
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