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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Brasília, Centro-Oeste, Brazilen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1970 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorNiemeyer, Oscaren_US
dc.date1970en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T20:19:09Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T20:19:09Z
dc.date.issued1970en_US
dc.identifier214581en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 189en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/121948
dc.descriptionClose view of Cathedral with bell tower, from northwest; Hyperboloid structures are architectural structures designed with hyperboloid geometry. Often these are tall structures such as towers where the hyperboloid geometry's structural strength is used to support an object high off the ground, however hyperboloid geometry is also often used for decorative effect as well as structural economy. The first hyperboloid structures were built by Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov (1853-1939). In the Metropolitan Cathedral the hyperboloid structure is a result of 16 identical assembled concrete columns. These columns, having hyperbolic section and weighing 90 tons, represent two hands moving upwards to heaven. The Cathedral was dedicated on 31 May 1970. The four bronze sculptures (3 m high), represent the Evangelists and are by by Alfredo Ceschiatti (1968), as are the angels inside. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; stained glass (painted fiberglass)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleMetropolitan Cathedralen_US
dc.title.alternativeCathedral-Basilica of Our Lady Aparecidaen_US
dc.title.alternativeCatedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecidaen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-NO-B-4-A4en_US
vra.culturalContextBrazilianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling) stained glassen_US
vra.worktypecathedralen_US
vra.worktypestained glass (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayOscar Niemeyer (Brazilian architect, born 1907)en_US


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