File photo of a view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer is seen in Niteroi

 
File photo of a view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer is seen in Niteroi
A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer is seen in Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro, in this January 7, 2012 file photo. Niemeyer, a towering patriarch of modern architecture who shaped the look of modern Brazil and whose inventive, curved designs left their mark on cities worldwide, died late on December 5, 2012. He was 104. Niemeyer had been battling kidney ailments and pneumonia for nearly a month in a Rio de Janeiro hospital. His death was confirmed by a hospital spokesperson. REUTERS/Clarissa Cavalheiro/Files