Brazilian National Congress 

Brasilia, Brazil (1964)

One of Niemeyer’s numerous contributions to Brasilia, the custom-built capital created out of thin air in the ‘60s, the National Congress building symbolizes the working of the legislative branch; two semicircles, one for the Congress and one for the Senate, are divided by twin office towers. Photo by David Holt.  Photo 2 of 10 in Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer