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Brazilian architect Niemeyer released from hospital

Brazil,Business/Economy, Tue, 30 Oct 2012 IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who is 104 years old, was released from hospital over the weekend after being hospitalized for 14 days and is recovering at home, his press office said.

Niemeyer, who was admitted to the the Samaritano Hospital in Rio de Janeiro Oct 13 with symptoms of dehydration, was released Saturday and is now "very happy" to be home, the architect's press office told local media.

While hospitalized and according to the reports by the medical center, Niemeyer remained lucid, eating normally and with no need for artificial respiration.

The architect, known internationally as the designer of the principal buildings of Brasilia, spent two weeks in the same hospital last May with pneumonia.

Last June, also in the same clinic, the architect's only daughter, Ana Maria, died of pulmonary emphysema at the age of 82.

--IANS/EFE

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