Architecture

People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus wait to show the results of a smartphone health check app before they can enter an outdoor shopping mall in Beijing, Saturday, July 4, 2020. China reported a single new case of coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday, plus a few more cases elsewhere believed to have come from abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 04, 2020 - 6:22 am
BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona’s iconic La Sagrada Familia basilica has reopened its doors for visits exclusively for health workers after nearly four months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The basilica invited a first group of health workers on Saturday to visit the temple designed...
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FILE - In this May 25, 1967 file writer-comedian Carl Reiner poses in his new hairpiece in Los Angeles. Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died, according to reports. Variety reported he died of natural causes on Monday night, June 29, 2020, at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 98. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)
June 30, 2020 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. Reiner’s persona was so warm and approachable — everyone’s friend or favorite uncle — that you could forget that he was an architect of...
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FILE - This June 28, 1968, file photo, shows the main entrance to the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. The Ambassador Hotel, where presidents slept, Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968 and Mary Pickford collected her Oscar for best actress in 1930 is now the site of a public-school complex. Opened in 1921 and designed by Myron Hunt, with later renovations by African American architect Paul Revere Williams, the Ambassador Hotel was one of Los Angeles' defining historic sites. The archive of the late African American architect Paul Revere Williams has been acquired by the University of Southern California School of Architecture and the Getty Research Institute. (AP Photo/David F. Smith, File)
June 30, 2020 - 7:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before there was Frank Gehry there was Paul Revere Williams, who shaped the face of Los Angeles throughout much of the 20th century, a time in which he also became known as perhaps the greatest Black architect of his time. Now Williams' archives, containing tens of thousands of...
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ADDS DATE - FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file picture shows an exterior view of Adolf Hitler's birth house, front, in Braunau am Inn, Austria. The birth house of Adolf Hitler will become a police station Austrian interior minister Karl Nehammer said, as he presents the redesign of the building at a news conference in Vienna Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson,file)
June 02, 2020 - 8:58 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian authorities have presented the winning plan to redesign the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889, turning it into a police station and trying to make it unattractive as a pilgrimage site for people who glorify the Nazi dictator. A design by Austrian architects Marte...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte arrives in Milan, Italy, Monday, April 2020 for a meeting with local authorities. Italian factories, construction sites and wholesale supply businesses can resume activity as soon as they put safety measures into place aimed at containing contagion with COVID-19. This concession comes with partial easing of national lockdown restrictions announced Sunday night by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
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April 28, 2020 - 10:23 am
ROME (AP) — Nearly two years after a highway bridge in Genoa collapsed and killed 43 people, workers moved the final piece of a replacement span into place Tuesday in a milestone hailed by Italy’s premier as a symbolic show of unity and hope amid the coronavirus emergency. As church bells tolled...
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April 17, 2020 - 1:23 pm
Marion Hollins financed and developed a golf course for women in New York and was the brains behind two fabled golf courses in California. And with one determined swing, she set in motion plans for the famous par-3 16th at Cypress Point. A visionary in golf course architecture, a confidante of...
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File-This Sept. 13, 1977, file photo shows architect Henry N. Cobb, across from the John Hancock Tower in Boston. Cobb, an architect who designed the tallest building in New England, has died at the age of 93. Cobb worked on numerous buildings throughout his 70 year career. His most celebrated being the 800-foot-tall glass skyscraper 200 Clarendon, the former John Hancock Tower in Boston. Cobb died Monday, March 2, 2020, at his Manhattan home, according to his firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. (AP Photo/Chet Magnuson, File)
March 05, 2020 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Architect Henry N. Cobb, who designed the tallest building in New England, has died. He was 93. Cobb died Monday at his Manhattan home, according to his firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The most celebrated building of Cobb's 70-year career was the 800-foot-tall glass skyscraper...
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February 23, 2020 - 6:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — State and local officials in California unveiled a plaque designating architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam B. Schiff and Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell delivered remarks at a ceremony...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2016 file photo, philosopher Roger Scruton poses with his award after being knighted for services to philosophy, teaching and public education, in London. Scruton, one of Britain’s most prominent conservative thinkers, has died aged 75. Scruton’s family said in a statement that he died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 after a six-month battle with cancer. (John Stillwell/PA via AP, File)
January 13, 2020 - 11:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Roger Scruton, one of Britain’s most prominent conservative philosophers, has died. He was 75. Scruton’s family said in a statement that he died Sunday after a six-month battle with cancer. A graduate of Cambridge University, S cruton embraced conservative ideas after visiting Paris...
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A general view of the new National Stadium is seen Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Tokyo. The stadium is officially completed. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 15, 2019 - 5:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at Sunday's official completion of the new national stadium, the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of next year's Tokyo Olympics. It will also host track and field and some soccer. He could have spoken for anyone who has been inside the...
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