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- Taken by
- Adonai Rocha
- Explore score
- 0.24 Gigapixels
- Date added
- September 13, 2009
- Date taken
- September 12, 2009
www.gigapanmagazine.org vol 2 issue 2
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 - closed for traffic on Sundays and holidays) 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.
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
O Eixo Rodoviário faz a ligação Norte-Sul e cruza todo o Plano Piloto, os eixinhos, paralelos ao eixão (central), são chamados de Eixo W (eixo de cima) e Eixo E (eixo de baixo). No centro está a estação rodoviária que divide as asas Norte e Sul da cidade. Aos domingos e feriados, o Eixão fica fechado para o trânsito e aberto para o lazer.
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