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Oscar Niemeyer, the 104-year-old architectural legend, has been admitted to The Hospital Samaritano for the third time this year due to dehydration. The designer of some of Brazil's most celebrated structures, including the National Congress building and Cathedral of Brasilia, spent two weeks at Samaritano last month for the same ailment and was also there in May for pneumonia. Largely known for reshaping Brazil's modern capital, Niemeyer has spread his clean, curvy aesthetic throughout the globe, most notably in New York City's United Nations building, which he helped design. His legacy shows a decades-long devotion to elegant, functional design.
[via Huffington Post]