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The Cathedral of Brasilia is made up of 16 gorgeous concrete columns that weigh 90 tons each. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and completed on May 31, 1970, it still stands tall today as the circular plan and ribbed structure mark it as one of the region’s most unique buildings.
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The concrete frame opens up at the top with a glass roof framing the cathedral; symbolizing two open hands towards the heavens. In the square outside the cathedral, four bronze sculptures representing the Evangelists greet visitors. Three suspended angel sculptures decorate the building’s interior, weighing 100 kg, 200 kg and 300 kg.
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