Oscar Niemeyer in Full Recovery

Don’t believe the rumors! Despite Oscar Niemeyer’s age and three recent hospitalizations, the legendary Brazilian architect is in full recovery after being admitted to the Samaritan Hospital in Rio de Janeiro for dehydration and renal complications last week.

Niemeyer’s doctor, Fernando Gjorup responded to the rumors by stating: “Risk of death? In no time was it considered. Of course the hospitalization of a patient of his age is serious, but we did not think about that.”

Even at 104 years old and from a hospital bed, Niemeyer remains active with his work. Vera Lucia Niemeyer, Niemeyer’s wife, stated: “He has several projects and wants to know about the progress of each.”

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Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Oscar Niemeyer in Full Recovery" 13 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=293435>
  • SDW

    He is ‘The One’ who all my wishes rolled in to one…
    1. Very successful architect throughout the whole span of his life.
    2. Head of the ‘Communist’ Party!
    3. Longevity.

    What else do you wish for?

  • luis

    good luck niemeyer!!!!

  • Leonardo Olivet

    Unfortunately, Niemeyer just died… Its on the brazilian nacional news.
    We will miss this great idol.