Brasilia Cathedral

Brasilia Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral serves Brasilia, Brazil, and serves as the seat of the Archdiocese of Brasília. Hyperboloid concrete frame structure and glass roof as if to reach upward to open the sky. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and completed and dedicated on May 31, 1970. Hyperboloid structure of the cathedral is built of 16 concrete columns, weighing 90 tons each.

The exterior of the cathedral resembles a circular plan and the flat structure of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, but the latter clad in a solid material, while the Cathedral of Brasilia allow light in and out for nearly the full height of the ribs.

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