Washington, DC 2003
The third annual
meeting of the Capitals Alliance took place in
November 15-19, 2004. In a dramatic move in 1960,
relocated its capital from coastal
Rio de Janeiro
600 miles inland. With daring new architecture by Oscar
fired the imagination of mid-century modernists.
The 2004 meeting featured working sessions on
topics of shared interest such as security and urban design,
national commemoration, relationships between the capital city
and its surrounding region, and the impact of historic
preservation on urban development.
Meetings with faculty
members at the University
Institutes of Architects and Engineers provided additional
opportunities for exchange as did discussions with the State
Secretaries of Culture and Tourism and the Chairman of Brazil’s
Agency for Airport Infrastructure.
In addition to
the capital cities of