(Source: Yahoo News via Drudge)

Brazil’s most famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer, celebrated his 102nd birthday Tuesday in typical fashion: at work on projects rather than pondering his supercentennial age.

“Turning 102 is crap, and there is nothing to commemorate,” he told AFP. Niemeyer, who was born in 1907 in Rio de Janeiro, where he still lives, is famed for designing some of Brazil’s most distinctive buildings, among them Rio’s Sambodrome and the nearby Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, and many of the futuristic edifices of the capital Brasilia.

Read the full article, “Brazil’s 102-year-old architect spends ‘crap’ birthday” at Yahoo News (Dec 15, 2009).

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