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  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0029. 

    Herbert Knup
    Billboard protesting the idea to subdivide the state of Bahia. The federal government still remains strong in Brazil, but the constitution passe d in 1988 has granted state and municipal governments larger politicaI and ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0030. 

    Herbert Knup
    A young girl standing in front of the National Congress in Brasília. Brazil is a young nation, and around 37% (1985) of its population is under the age of fifteen. After the twenty-one years of military dictatorship, most ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0031. 

    Herbert Knup
    A group of friends of various racial backgrounds chatting. Despite its various races, Brazil has created a fairly homogeneous society and Brazilian politics overall have been spared from racism or ethnic tensions.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0032. 

    Herbert Knup
    Steel mill in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais). Brazil has been expanding and modernizing its industrial base, yet its future will depend on whether sufficient job opportunities can be created for its citizens and whether the ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0033. 

    Herbert Knup
    Ships waiting to be loaded in the port of Salvador (Bahia). ln recent years, the Brazililian government has actively and successfully promoted export trade, while resorting to subsidies. Nevertheless, the government has ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0034. 

    Herbert Knup
    The financial district in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Brazil boasts ten cities with over one million inhabitants and the country's population is nearing 150 million. São Paulo alone has nearly 15 million people and Rio de ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0035. 

    Herbert Knup
    Aerial view of Recife (Pernambuco), located in the Northeast region. This region continues to be the poorest of the country and adverse climatic conditions in the form of prolonged droughts, rural labor surplus and skewed ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0036. 

    Herbert Knup
    Riverboats travelling upstream on the Tocantins river in the Amazon region (Pará). The equatorial forest, the tropical environment, and limited exploitable resources, have restricted the development of much of the North ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0037. 

    Herbert Knup
    Cargo trucks parked at a rest station along the highway from Florianópolis (Santa catarina) to Curitiba (Paraná). Most goods in Brazil are still transported by truck, and there exists an extensive if poorly maintained ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0038. 

    Herbert Knup
    A favela below an avenue leading to upper class apartments in Salvador (Bahia). Because of explosive growth, largely from rural migration, city officials throughout Brazil have been unable to provide such basic facilities ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0039. 

    Herbert Knup
    View of the Santa Teresa favela and in background the Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf). Favelas are not restricted to any specific areas in Brazilian cities and can exist next to or in the midst of upper-class neighborhoods and ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0040. 

    Herbert Knup
    Statue of President Juscelino Kubitschek at the Catetinho memorial at the outskirts of Brasília. Kubitschek made the construction of the new capital city the focus of his campaign to modernize Brazil.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0041. 

    Herbert Knup
    Statement made by Kubitschek in late 1956 predicting that from the vast empty central plateau, decisions of the highest politicaI leveI would be made and that he had great faith in the destiny of the nation. The area chosen ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0042. 

    Herbert Knup
    The catetinho building. Built and inaugurated after only ten days, this was the first official residence of Kubitschek in 1956. From 1956 to 1960 the construction of Brasília was undertaken on a grand scale and on April ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0043. 

    Herbert Knup
    One of the many street maps that can be found in Brasília. To build the city, Kubitschek called on architect Oscar Niemeyer, a student of Le Corbusier, to design the principal public buildings. A special jury selected Lúcio ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0044. 

    Herbert Knup
    There is no better place to view the city than from the 75 meter platform on the television tower. lt is located in the center of the eixo monumental, the main axis which runs through the center of the city.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0045. 

    Herbert Knup
    view from the television tower of the eixo toward the Paranoá lake. ln the center background is the National Congress and in front of it is the regional bus terminal. Lúcio costa's cit y plan was composed of two curving ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0046. 

    Herbert Knup
    Large, one-way avenues run along the eixo monumental as shown here next to the National Congresso.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0047. 

    Herbert Knup
    The hotel and commercial sectors. Areas were allocated along the eixo monumental for specific activities ranging from industry to banking, to better organize the city, though much overlapping has taken place. Br asília has ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Brasilia, Slide No. 0048. 

    Herbert Knup
    View of the eixo monumental from the television tower at night.