File photo of tourists taking pictures in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia

 
File photo of tourists taking pictures in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia
Tourists take pictures in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia, in this December 12, 2007 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/Jamil Bittar/Files