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View Poll Results: Rate the skyline
10 67 19.88%
9.5 14 4.15%
9 20 5.93%
8.5 11 3.26%
8 26 7.72%
7.5 14 4.15%
7 33 9.79%
6.5 21 6.23%
6 31 9.20%
5.5 7 2.08%
5 22 6.53%
4.5 10 2.97%
4 19 5.64%
3.5 6 1.78%
3 or less 36 10.68%
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Old February 4th, 2003, 06:22 AM   #1
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Brasilia - Brazil

Brasília

Population : (2006) 2,383,784

Brasília (IPA: [bɾaˈziliɐ]) is the capital of Brazil, located in the central part of the country. It has a population of about 2,383,784 as of the 2006 census estimate, and is the seat of the main federal government: the president (residing in the Palácio do Planalto), the Brazilian supreme court, and the Brazilian parliament. Brasília is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Building of the city began in 1956 with Lúcio Costa as the principal urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as the principal architect. In 1960, it formally became Brazil's capital. When seen from above, the city's shape resembles an airplane or a butterfly.

Brasília is located in the Federal District, which has the same borders as the city. The federal district is surrounded by the Brazilian state of Goiás,except for a short boundary with Minas Gerais. The city is not a traditional municipality by Brazilian law.

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Old February 4th, 2003, 06:32 AM   #2
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Old February 4th, 2003, 12:39 PM   #3
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What a waste of money for the Brasilian taxpayers !
This is not a city , this town is a joke , 0/10
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Old February 4th, 2003, 06:02 PM   #4
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full of boxes 5
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Old February 4th, 2003, 10:14 PM   #5
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there is nothing to it. Capital of Brazil...

4/10
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Old February 5th, 2003, 12:50 AM   #6
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Very low ratings... for the size of the city, the skyline should me massive... but it's not even tall...let alone dense.



I give it a 4.5
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Old February 5th, 2003, 10:16 AM   #7
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C'mon guys... the skyline may kinda suck... but Brasilia is just like Ottowa and Washington D.C... it wasn't meant to have huge ass skyline!
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Old February 6th, 2003, 12:40 AM   #8
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not many skyscrapers. But the city looks very organized. Just need more of fancy designed skyscrapers.
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Old February 9th, 2003, 12:21 AM   #9
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What's up with this town. It's build in the middle of nowhere
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Old February 9th, 2003, 08:11 AM   #10
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Amazing!












Unfortunetly, amazingly awful.

It looks like I ate a burrito, drank milk, melted a stick of butter, drank it with ketchup, took some laxitivs and vomited all over the whole city.

I mean, really.

i give this national park a 3.
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Old February 9th, 2003, 08:17 AM   #11
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Unfortunetly, amazingly awful.

It looks like I ate a burrito, drank milk, melted a stick of butter, drank it with ketchup, took some laxitivs and vomited all over the whole city.

I mean, really.

i give this national park a 3.</td></tr>
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Who gave it a 10?


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I counted the floors in some boxes - not even approaching 15... sorry...
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Old February 11th, 2003, 05:56 AM   #12
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I gave it a 10. it's one of my favorite cities. Veeery green, laaaarge avenues, everything very spread, only modern architecture. Amazing, amazing, amazing. You have to visit it to understand.

As Oscar Niemeyer, the architect of Brasília said:
"You may like it or not, but you can't say you've seen something like it before"
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Old February 11th, 2003, 08:39 AM   #13
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Unfortunately I don't like my country's capital city
Looks boring
I'd rather it to be build in the 90's, it'd look so more modern
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Old February 15th, 2003, 06:39 PM   #14
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Old February 15th, 2003, 08:10 PM   #15
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have ANY of you ever been to brasilia? It truly was one of the greatest cities i have EVER beent to. I LOVE this city. I have beent here sever times. OPEN SPACE! and planning is amazing. Amazing museams and culture.!
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Old February 18th, 2003, 11:52 PM   #16
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Old February 21st, 2003, 02:49 AM   #17
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Brasilia was a city build in the middle of nothing, in the 60s, from scratch, to serve as Brasil´s capital and promote the development of the central area of Brasil. The city is designed to be a government body... its not a city designed to have massive skyscrapers... why would there be massive skyscrapers or huge aglomerates of buildings? For the government? Well... the Congress building has 28 floors and the Central Bank building is some of the tallest buildings in Brasil. Since its not an industrial and commercial city, and most of its inhabitants work for the government, it has what it needs and that is: big residential complexes for the government workers (many of them are paid by taxpayers, since few residents actually live in the city... most of them are there only during the mandate of a specific government), big functional buildings for government related bodies, palaces for embassies, a little commercial district for everything else the population might need...
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Old February 21st, 2003, 04:44 AM   #18
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Well said Aces! I'd like to see a Rate Our Skylines of Washington D.C... and see how many TRUTHFULLY gave a high score. I know that Washington D.C has some great buildings... but it doesn't have a nice skyline. Its the same for Brasilia... it may not have many amounts of historic buildings... but it has the opposite, the city has many modern looking buildings! Its especially amazing because most of the designs still look very futuristic... even though they were built over a half century ago!
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Old February 27th, 2003, 01:20 AM   #19
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Old February 27th, 2003, 02:30 AM   #20
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I don't know exactly why, but Niemeyer's architecture fascinates me.
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