Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
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Wonder Type: Cultural
The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói MAC) is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the city's main landmarks. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niterói is 16 meters high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 meters with three floors. The museum projects itself over Boa Viagem (Bon Voyage, Good Journey), the 817 square metres (8,790 sq ft) reflecting pool that surrounds the cylindrical base like a flower, in the words of Niemeyer.
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