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The stepped citadel of Machu Picchu is nestled among the Peruvian mountaintops. (Jeremiah Berman/Unsplash)
Construction begins on massive Machu Picchu airport despite protests
Ground is already being cleared for a $5 billion airport in Peru’s Sacred Valley that would connect Machu Picchu to direct international flights.
Stanley Tigerman’s iconoclasm and cheeky spirit is on full view in The Titanic (1978), a photo collage that ties Mies’s Crown Hall to the famous inundated ocean liner. (Courtesy Yale School of Architecture)
Stanley Tigerman dies at age 88
The Chicago architect, educator, and establishment antagonist died at the age of 88.
With distressed walls and ribbed vaults, Notre Dame could be in danger of collapse if high winds occur. Shown here: Interior of Notre Dame before the April 15, 2019 fire. ( Bradley Weber/Via Flickr)
Reports claim fire has left Notre Dame structurally unsound, needs reinforcing
Experts say the first effort at restoring Notre Dame cathedral should focus on reinforcing its walls and rib vaults in case of high winds.
A rendering of 111 East Grand, the U.S.’s first dowel-laminated timber building, which is going up in Des Moines, Iowa. (Courtesy Neumann Monson Architects)
First dowel-laminated timber building in the U.S. set to open in Des Moines
A four-story mixed-use structure in Des Moines, Iowa, will be the first building in the U.S. to be constructed with dowel-laminated timber, an all-wood mass timber product that is held together without nails, glue, or fasteners and can be assembled with friction-fit wood connectors.
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