Landmark of the week: Palácio da Alvorada

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Landmark of the week: Palácio da Alvorada

The Brazilian capital was founded in the late 1950s in an attempt to move more Brazilians inland, away from the coast. Architect Oscar Niemeyer was the chief architect of the new city and built many of the cities most iconic buildings. Palácio da Alvorada (Palace of the Dawn), is the presidential residence and was the first building dedicated in Brasilia. The name was supposed to signify a dawning of a new age in Brasilia. Learn more about the iconic building here.

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November 1, 2014