Title: Hotel Nacional Rio
Authors: Olaf Nicolai
Publisher: Rollo Press
Nacional in Rio with its trademark cylindrical tower, constructed
between 1968-1972, is one of the highlights of architect Oscar
Niemeyer’s later work, yet has been abandoned and left to deteriorate
for some time.
German artist and photographer Olaf Nicolai visited the site in
September 2011 to exhaustively document its state of disrepair through
hundreds of images. The collection of photos of this once shining jewel
of architecture and luxury is as haunting as it is regrettable.
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