Photo: The Brazilian presidential palace or Planalto Palace is pictured in Brasilia on May 14, 2008. The building was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. AFP PHOTO MICHAEL KAPPELER (Photo credit should read MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer poses at the balcony of his studio with Copacabana beach on the background 14 December 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Niemeyer will celebrate his 100th anniversary next 15 December.    AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: Brasilia's National Museum, work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, inaugurated in 2007, as seen 13 December, 2007. Niemeyer, the modernist architect who designed the nation's capital Brasilia celebrates his 100th birthday on Saturday. A number of events are planned to mark the milestone, only a few attended by the man himself. On Wednesday, Niemeyer was made Grand Commander of the Legion of Honour, a French award bestowed in his Copacabana studio.  AFP PHOTO/Evaristo SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: Undated general view of Brasilia, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1960. Niemeyer, the modernist architect who designed the nation's capital Brasilia celebrates his 100th birthday on Saturday. A number of events are planned to mark the milestone, only a few attended by the man himself. On Wednesday, Niemeyer was made Grand Commander of the Legion of Honour, a French award bestowed in his Copacabana studio.  AFP PHOTO/Evaristo SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (104) and Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes (L) visit the expand works of the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro on February 8, 2012. Niemeyer was the architect of the Sambodromo, built in 1983. Carnival begins in Brazil on February 18.   AFP PHOTO/Fabio COSTA (Photo credit should read FABIO COSTA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brasilia's National Museum, work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, inaugurated in 2007, as seen 13 December, 2007. Niemeyer, the modernist architect who designed the nation's capital Brasilia celebrates his 100th birthday on Saturday. A number of events are planned to mark the milestone, only a few attended by the man himself. On Wednesday, Niemeyer was made Grand Commander of the Legion of Honour, a French award bestowed in his Copacabana studio. AFP PHOTO/Evaristo SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
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