Architecture

FILE - In this March 29, 1989, file photo, Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei laughs while posing for a portrait in front of the Louvre glass pyramid, which he designed, in the museum's Napoleon Courtyard, prior to its inauguration in Paris. Pei, the globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre museum in Paris with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Pierre Gleizes, File)
May 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102. Pei's death was confirmed Thursday by Marc Diamond, a spokesman for Pei's New...
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Workers install protections on Notre Dame cathedral Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Paris. Professional mountain climbers were hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities raced to prevent further damage ahead of storms that are rolling in toward Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 24, 2019 - 8:11 am
PARIS (AP) — France's government has presented a bill aimed at speeding up the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral and providing transparency on how huge amounts of donation money for the restoration will be spent. The bill detailed Wednesday in a weekly Cabinet meeting will allow the government...
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People attend a vigil in Paris, Tuesday April 16, 2019. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 17, 2019 - 1:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Among those watching with horror as fire engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral was a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Justice Stephen Breyer is an architecture lover who heads the jury of...
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A hole is seen in the dome inside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 10:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — Notre Dame in Paris is not the first great cathedral to suffer a devastating fire, and it probably won't be the last. In a sense, that is good news. A global army of experts and craftspeople can be called on for the long, complex process of restoring the gutted landmark. The work will...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Carol at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault and his billionaire father Francois Pinault said they were immediately giving 100 million euros from their company, Artemis, to help finance repairs to fire damaged Notre Dame cathedral. A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault said "this tragedy impacts all French people" and "everyone wants to restore life as quickly as possible to this jewel of our heritage." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 16, 2019 - 10:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among France's fiercest...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 14, 2019, Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro speaks to foreign media about the pressures the city is facing from tourism and rising seas, during a media conference in Rome, Italy. Brugnaro was notified on Saturday April 6, 2019, that Italy's Court of Audit has authorized the city of Venice to dismantle a cable car system built on the Calatrava bridge, which cost about two million euros and has been barely used in the past six years. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, FILE)
April 07, 2019 - 4:49 pm
ROME (AP) — An Italian court has authorized the city of Venice to remove tracks and cars that were added to a Grand Canal bridge to make it more accessible for people with disabilities but hardly been used due to system flaws. The mobility system was added to the Ponte della Constituzione (...
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Visitors walk behind the credle (1922) by Peter Keler during the press preview prior to the opening of the new Bauhaus Museum of the 'Klassik Stiftung Weimar' (Classic Foundation Weimar) in Weimar, Germany, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The museum designed by Berlin-based architect Heike Hanada will focus on the early Bauhaus that was founded in Weimar in 1919 and stayed there until 1925. The official opening of the new Bauhaus Museums will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
April 05, 2019 - 4:14 am
WEIMAR, Germany (AP) — The German city where the Bauhaus was born a century ago is paying tribute to the school behind a string of modern design icons with a new museum opening Friday meant to anchor it in its turbulent historical context. The Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, a functional but elegant...
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French street artist JR poses in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum near the glass pyramid designed by architect Leoh Ming Pei, in Paris, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 as the Louvre Museum celebrates the 30th anniversary of its glass pyramid. JR project is a giant collage of the pyramid to bring it out of the ground by revealing the foundations of the Napoleon courtyard where it is erected. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 29, 2019 - 3:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — A French street artist has created an optical illusion installation around the Louvre's glass pyramid entrance to mark its 30th birthday. The collage work, made from strips of paper, gives the famed 21-meter-high (nearly 70-foot-high) structure added depth and the illusion of a...
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Director of the Valentine museum Bill Martin gestures as he looks over one of the proposals for changes to Confederate statues on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. A new exhibit in Richmond showcases designs and ideas on what to do with Richmond's Confederate monuments. Local artists hope the exhibit will spark conversations about how to accurately document the city's history while not glorifying Confederate leaders. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 09, 2019 - 10:39 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone era. The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond's Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 file photo cars are blocked on the Morandi highway bridge after a section of it collapsed, in Genoa, northern Italy. A large section of the bridge collapsed over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova during a sudden and violent storm, leaving vehicles crushed in rubble below. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
December 18, 2018 - 12:11 pm
MILAN (AP) — Genoa's mayor on Tuesday announced that a 202-million-euro ($229 million) project by hometown architect Renzo Piano inspired by a naval ship has been chosen to replace the Morandi Bridge that collapsed last summer, killing 43 people. The project will be carried out by three Italian...
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