Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer hospitalized
Published: October 17, 2012 11:56AM
Updated: October 17, 2012 11:56AM
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2010, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer attends a ceremony where he was decorated with Spain's Arts and Letters medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A spokeswoman for Hospital Samaritano says the 104-year-old Niemeyer was hospitalized Saturday. She said information on his condition and the reasons for his hospitalization were not immediately available. Niemeyer spent nearly two weeks at the Rio de Janeiro in May being treated for pneumonia and dehydration. Niemeyer designed much of Brazil's futuristic capital, Brasilia, and Rio's Sambadrome, where the annual carnival parade is held. He also helped design the United Nations building in New York City. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

Rio de Janeiro • Renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has been hospitalized in Rio de Janeiro’s Hospital Samaritano.

Hospital spokeswoman Bruna Tenorio says the 104-year-old Niemeyer was hospitalized Saturday. She said information on his condition and the reasons for his hospitalization were not immediately available.

Niemeyer spent nearly two weeks at the same hospital in May being treated for pneumonia and dehydration.

Last year, he was treated for a urinary infection at the Hospital Samaritano.

Niemeyer designed much of Brazil’s futuristic capital, Brasilia, and Rio’s Sambadrome, where the annual carnival parade is held. He also helped design the United Nations building in New York City.