Museu de Arte de São Paulo
The Museu de Arte de São Paul, or MASP, is an art museum located on Paulista Avenue in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It is well-known for its concrete and glass structure, whose main body is supported by two lateral beams over a 74 metres freestanding space. It is considered one of the landmarks of Brazilian modern architecture. From the site on which the building was raised, it is possible to watch the downtown area and the Cantareira Mountains. Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, who donated the plot of land to the City Hall, tied the donation to a commitment that no building should ever be constructed in that plot that would harm the amplitude of the view. Therefore, the project demanded an underground construction or, otherwise, a sustained one. The architect Lina Bo Bardi and engineer José Carlos Figueiredo Ferraz chose both alternatives (text from Wikipedia).