Just as many of New York City’s most iconic landmarks rose in breathtakingly brief succession a century ago, Beijing has been re-inventing itself since 2001 with a rush of showstopping buildings by internationally renowned architects.
Why did the World Trade Center buildings fall down when they did?
Cambridge has a gleaming new main building, but something’s missing—and closing local branches won’t help.
Set back from President Street in Carroll Gardens is a small Romanesque Revival building that gets a lot of attention from Brooklynites.
Ever fantasized about building a restful escape, with your bare hands, in some untrammeled back of beyond—and it all coming together just as you’d planned? Moron.
Can a home be reincarnated?
Grand train stations are being refurbished all around the world, bringing back old-style glamour.
On architecture, grand larceny, and the First Amendment.
Simmons Hall’s revolutionary architecture is part of MIT’s new face.
The Eredo once formed a boundary between the real and spirit worlds, and could easily contain Manhattan. Frank Bures goes in search of one of the planet’s forgotten architectural wonders.
The future of manufacturing will be built on industrial-strength ecology, says architect William McDonough. The first step: Turn Ford’s legendary River Rouge plant into a lean, green profit machine.
The National Park Service has decided that L.A. architect Richard Neutra’s landmark Cyclorama Center—which has stood at the Gettysburg battlefield for more than 40 years—now detracts from the historic nature of the site.
Jørn Utzon returns to the Sydney Opera House.
The impending demolition of Kisho Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower strikes a nostalgic nerve in writer Tom Vanderbilt, who travels to Tokyo for a look at a future that never was.
Sixty years after it was reduced to rubble by Allied bombing, the reconstructed Baroque Frauenkirche, or Church of Our Lady, once again dominates the historic city’s skyline.
Once a world’s fair folly, the revolving restaurant took over the country and then the world, becoming a gently turning symbol of optimism and progress.
Natural disasters. Neglectful owners. Hand grenades. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Los Angeles masterpiece has been under siege for 81 years. Now it’s being saved.
The new Getty Center is a triumph of nineteenth-century ambition.
The world’s most impressive 3-D models.
Britain’s imperial obligations.
Next week Three Rivers Stadium is being blown up. But it will live on as a testament to those four Super Bowls the Steelers won a generation ago, and to all the things Pittsburgh still wants to be.
Long hours. Subfreezing winds. Months of absolute darkness. Welcome to the South Pole, where the coolest science outpost on earth is being built atop 9,000 feet of solid ice.
Once dismissed as the tinkerings of an obsessive recluse, Sam Rodia's Watts Towers have become one of Los Angeles' most enduring artistic monuments.