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Image Caption: Brasilia World Cup Stadium
Brazil's national football stadium, the Estado Nacional, lies near the heart of the capital city of Brasilia. The new roof appears as a brilliant white ring in this image from the International Space Station. The stadium is one of Brasilia's largest buildings. Renovation began in 2010 and it is now the second most expensive stadium in the world, after Wembley Stadium in London, UK. To accommodate expected World Cup fans from all over the world, renovations for all modes of transportation, particularly airports, have been put in place in Brasilia and other host cities. Brasilia's international airport can be seen on the far side of Lake Paranoa.

Brasilia is widely known for its modern building designs and city layout. Astronauts have the best view of the city's well-known "swept wing" city layout - giving the sense of a flying bird - expressed in the curves of the boulevards. The stadium occupies the city center between the wings. The JK Bridge (President Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge) crosses the lake at image center. Its 1200 m span gives scale to the city and stadium.