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Eiffel Tower dazzles with ultra-modern glass floor

Paris - Visitors at the Eiffel Tower were left giddy Monday as the mayor unveiled a new glass floor on Paris's best-known landmark, offering millions of tourists another perspective on the world's most-visited city.

Colombia implodes high-rise that killed 12 in collapse

Medell - Colombian authorities imploded an upmarket apartment block Tuesday whose partial collapse last year killed 12 people, felling the rest of the six-tower complex in a giant cloud of white dust.

Op-Ed: Building design and fabrication goes virtual

Just like most everything else in our society today, virtual reality has taken over in the fields of architecture, interior design and construction.

Video: Experience North Korea with 'Enter Pyongyang'

Pyongyang - As the capital of North Korea the city sees massive amounts of commerce and activity. "Enter Pyongyang" is trying to give viewers an idea of just what goes on in from day-to-day.

India works on a railway bridge taller than the Eiffel Tower

If the project is successful it will be, by far, the tallest railway bridge ever created. Trains are vital to the economy of India so it makes logical sense that they would begin work on a massive project such as this.

Amsterdam revolts against Libeskind Holocaust memorial

Amsterdam - Amsterdam residents fearing the loss of a popular park have rejected a multi-million-euro Holocaust memorial by famed US architect Daniel Libeskind, forcing officials to rethink the plan.

Op-Ed: Visionary designer Karim Rashid is out to change the world

Industrial designer and architect Karim Rashid marches to the beat of his own drum, and wants to make everything he touches beautiful and unique.

Swiss building provides refuge for the hypersensitive

Adliswil - No smoking, no perfume, no mobile phone use -- the list of rules at a newly opened apartment building on the outskirts of Zurich is long.

Lighting costs Rio's iconic Christ statue tip of thumb

Rio De Janeiro - The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said Friday.

Officials in Beijing suburb build Kremlin copy

Beijing - Local officials in a Beijing suburb have built themselves a white-walled, gold-domed office complex resembling Moscow's Kremlin, state media reported, prompting anger among Chinese who condemned the lavish buildings.

Photo Essay: Amsterdam, tapestry of old and new architecture Special

Amsterdam - Unlike Hongkong, Montreal and a few other cities, Amsterdam does not have an internationally known and recognized skyline. Instead, the Dutch capital is more like a tapestry where sometimes the architecture is very modern, then again charmingly old.

Dutch Architect plans 'endless' house using 3D printer technology

A Dutch architect hopes to use 3D printer technology to ‘print off’ a futuristic 12,000 square feet ‘endless’ house. Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture aims to complete construction of his concept 'Landscape House' in 2014.

Upside down house: A Polish village’s topsy-turvy tourist draw

A house constructed entirely upside down is now a tourist attraction for the tiny village of Szymbark in northern Poland. As well as presenting topsy turvy from the exterior, the house’s internal contradictions proved problematic during construction.

Photo Essay: A architectural treasure — Scarritt-Bennett Center Special

Nashville - The Gothic architectural style of the Scarritt-Bennett Center has intrigued visitors and native Nashvillians for nearly ninety years.

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer dies aged 104

Rio De Janeiro - The modernist Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer perhaps best known for the striking design of many buildings in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, has died aged 104.

Historic Frank Lloyd Wright House faces demolition

Phoenix - A Phoenix home designed by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright faces imminent demolition, if the home is not granted historic designation soon!

Photo Essay: The neoclassical Schermerhorn Symphony Center Special

Nashville - The Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN is as well known for its distinctive architecture, grand chandeliers and amazing acoustics, as it is for the wonderful music.

Denmark to build a mini city just for kids

Copenhagen - Denmark has decided to build a mini city just for kids. The Prinsessegade Kindergarten and Youth Club is expected to be completed by 2014. It will be located in Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city.

Colonia: History and old charm on the shores of Río de la Plata Special

Colonia - The old town of Colonia del Sacramento was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese on the northern bank of the Rio de la Plata and for 150 years was the subject of heated disputes with Spain; today is a lovely attraction for visitors from the entire world.

Vatican restores St. Peter's Square to former glory

Restoration works on the world-famous St. Peter's Square in Vatican City has started and will be completed in 30 months according to news reports from the Holy See.

Architect Edward Stone’s Fulbright Furniture is ‘Ozark Modern’ Special

Fayetteville - After helping design the Museum of Modern Art and Radio City Music Hall in New York City, architect Edward Durell Stone came home to Arkansas to design furniture for his friend J. William Fulbright, and the ‘Ozark Modern’ exhibit showcased that work.

Ludwig Erhard Haus a futuristic building in West Berlin Special

Berlin - The Ludwig Erhard Haus, an unusual and futuristic building in the heart of Berlin, won't be reported on Berlin's tourist guide. It was designed by British architect Nicholas Grimshaw in 1994.

World's Tallest Building to Open in Dubai Monday

On Monday, Burj Dubai Tower will become the world's tallest building as Dubai formally opens its doors to the public amid the State's growing indebtedness and economic slowdown.

Toronto ROM architecture given the title of ugliest of the decade

The $270 million Crystal addition to the Royal Ontario Museum was voted the worst architecture of the decade by the Washington Post.

List of World's 10 Ugliest Buildings Released

VirtualTourist.com (www.virtualtourist.com ) has announced its 2nd Annual List of the “World’s Top 10 Ugly Buildings,” as decided by its members and editors.

Expert discusses Frank Lloyd Wright's masterwork Fallingwater Special

A foremost authority on Wright's Fallingwater, Lynda Waggoner delivered a lecture on the house she describes as a "nature poem." The home is also considered the "best all-time work of American architecture." Crystal Bridges Museum hosted the event.

Classical Architecture in the downtown core of Toronto Special

In nearly every corner of the city of Toronto, there are new condominiums, commercial buildings or any other modern type complex being built however, Torontonians and visitors to this city should not forget some of the classic buildings.

The Hidden Architecture of the City of Lyon Special

There is beautiful architecture to be seen in the streets of many cities. Lyon is no exception. What is different here though, is that some of the city’s finest architecture is invisible. Because it’s hidden, far from view, behind anonymous doors..

Architecture Makes New Orleans a Complete Work of Art Special

There's something special about a city that has so much richness of history. That's New Orleans, known for food, music and art. What it is also known by those who appreciate the city, is the architecture that defines it.

Zumthor takes top architecture prize

Reclusive Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been given the most prestigious award in the field, the Pritzker Prize. Renowned for his understated perfectionism, Zumthor eschews fashion to create simple, elegant buildings, often in remote areas.
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Mobius design concept Landscape House bu Universe Architecture
Mobius design concept Landscape House bu Universe Architecture
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Arbitrators at the Supreme Court of Canada have made a powerful ruling in favor of local unions.
Arbitrators at the Supreme Court of Canada have made a powerful ruling in favor of local unions.
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Walking through the older city center. Dutch gables at the  New Market
Walking through the older city center. Dutch gables at the 'New Market'
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For years I have found myself wondering whenever I strolled by  whether the inside rooms of this una...
For years I have found myself wondering whenever I strolled by, whether the inside rooms of this unadvertised place with rounded, walled balconies are unusual in any way.
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Bench designed by Edward Durell Stone.  Fine Arts Center Gallery  University of Arkansas.  Feb. 15  ...
Bench designed by Edward Durell Stone. Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas. Feb. 15, 2011
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St. Peter Square  Vatican City
St. Peter Square, Vatican City
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Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists  Fifty Years runs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through December...
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years runs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through December 31st, 2012. Along with Warhol, the show features work by well-known artists including Jeff Koons, Ai Wei Wei, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Chuck Close, and many more.
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Amsterdam s passenger terminal for the arriving cruise ships.
Amsterdam's passenger terminal for the arriving cruise ships.
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Unique architecture of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Unique architecture of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
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Some big changes are happening in Vatican City right now.
Some big changes are happening in Vatican City right now.
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A futuristic building by Ludwig Erhard Bau
A futuristic building by Ludwig Erhard Bau
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Vol Walker Hall  Fay Jones School of Architecture.  University of Arkansas.  Fayetteville  Ark.
Vol Walker Hall, Fay Jones School of Architecture. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark.
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With a shortage of land  the Dutch have learned to live with and on the water.
With a shortage of land, the Dutch have learned to live with and on the water.
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Yorkshire Museum
Yorkshire Museum
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Museum of Contemporary Art  Niterói
Museum of Contemporary Art, Niterói
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Pretty building in the park now used for wedding receptions and the like
Pretty building in the park now used for wedding receptions and the like
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Examples of Amsterdam s more recent architecture are found in the  Eastern Islands.
Examples of Amsterdam's more recent architecture are found in the 'Eastern Islands.'
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The upside down house at Szymbark  near Gdansk  Northern Poland
The upside down house at Szymbark, near Gdansk, Northern Poland
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Upside down house in the village of Szymbark  near Gdansk  Northern Poland.
Upside down house in the village of Szymbark, near Gdansk, Northern Poland.
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Replica of an old VOC ship the Dutch used to travel to Japan and Indonesia.
Replica of an old VOC ship the Dutch used to travel to Japan and Indonesia.
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