Architecture

June 17, 2019

Guggenheim Museum: How Frank Lloyd Wright Brought His Masterpiece to Life in New York

A trip to New York City isn’t complete without a visit to one of its most famous locales, the Guggenheim Museum. For the past 60 years, the institution has “collected, preserved, and interpreted” modern and contemporary art that crosses cultures and platforms while engaging audiences in New York City and beyond. During its time in Manhattan, the museum has mostly been housed in a structure whose reputation precedes the art you’ll find inside.

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June 11, 2019

After 137 Years, Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Receives First Building Permit

It only took 137 years, but the Sagrada Familia finally has its first official building permit. Barcelona’s historic Antoni Gaudí-designed church has been under construction since 1882 and is already a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but has surprisingly been without a construction permit. Now, work on the church—which is 70% complete—can continue without interruption.

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May 29, 2019

5 Rock-Solid Facts About Paris’ Amazing Arc de Triomphe

Since 1836, the Arc de Triomphe has stood as a symbol of France’s fortitude. Intended to immortalize the armies who fought in the Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, this massive stone structure is one of the most famous military monuments in the world. While you’ve likely heard of the Arc de Triomphe, you may not know its full story, from its lengthy construction to its 20th-century twin. Want to know more about the monument?

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