It's a Bird, It's a Plane...It's Brasilia!

Which capital city intentionally looks like an airplane or bird from above?

  • A. Ankara
  • B. London
  • C. Brasilia
  • D. Islamabad

32% of players knew the correct answer: C., Brasilia

In 1960, Brazil's capital was moved from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location in the highlands. As the new capital, Brasilia was planned and developed by a group of well-known architects, who designed the city to have separate sectors for everyday life and for government activities.


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Question of the Day: It's a Bird, It's a Plane...It's Brasilia!
In 1960, Brazil moved its capital to a more centralized location, providing an opportunity to plan a new city from the ground up. In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika explore the unique design of Brasilia and the life of its lead architect, Oscar Niemeyer.

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