Topic Reading-Vol.2939-4/28/2020

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Topic Reading-Vol.2939-4/28/2020

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2020/04/28 Topic Reading-Vol.2939-4/28/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Planned from scratch: Brasilia at 60 in pictures

Rio de Janeiro had been the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries until 1960 when Brasilia was inaugurated. It sits the top of the Brazilian highlands in the country’s center-western region where there had been nearly no inhabitants, towns, roads, or rails. In 1956, the nation decided to build a new capital city in the middle of nowhere. Its modern architecture, even a half a century later, was designed by renowned Brazilian architects, Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. The construction of the main components completed in 1960, including the transportation and living infrastructure, buildings of three branches of the federal government, executive, legislative and judiciary, and housing buildings for the newly moved-in residents.

In 1987, Brasília was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning. After a half-century, the city is lived by over four million people in the federation district. On April 21, Brasilia celebrated its 50th birthday.

Enjoy seeing the photos of the history of this still-modern purpose-built city

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