A tourism-driven building boom threatens the architecture that makes Savannah a destination

Jul 4, 2018
Like many old cities, Savannah, Georgia stakes a lot on its history. In fact the National Park Service calls Savannah’s downtown one of the largest urban Historic Landmark Districts in the country — a big draw for tourists and residents alike.…

France debates how to pay for saving crumbling cathedrals

Feb 22, 2018
A proposal to charge tourists for entrance to historic churches has been met with resistance from the Conference of French Bishops.
Stonework that has fallen off Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.
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The history of the Las Vegas Strip is the history of how we vacation

May 15, 2017
The evolution of the Strip's architecture reflects how U.S. leisure trends have changed in the last several decades.
Neon signs advertising casinos and clubs on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Getting out of the office in Anchorage, Alaska

May 2, 2017
After more than three decades at architectural firms, Clark Yerrington decided it was time to go it alone.
A light rainbow hits the water as a surfer waits to catch the Bore Tide at Turnagain Arm in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Autodesk CEO on 3D printing and human inferiority

Jan 17, 2017
Carl Bass says 3D printing is ideal for highly customized manufacturing.

Inside the new One World Trade Center

Jun 22, 2016
Judith Dupré takes us through the 1,776-foot-tall skyscraper and looks back at the dozen years it took to plan and develop it.
A view of the new World Trade Center. 
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Trump's legacy isn't just political

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May 17, 2016
Before he was a presidential candidate, he was a developer who changed skylines.
“Glitz and ego” is how Blair Kamin, architecture critic at the Chicago Tribune, summed up Trump’s architecture. Above, workers install the final letter for a giant sign on  Trump Tower  in Chicago.
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How to think like a burglar

Apr 5, 2016
Author Geoff Manaugh on his new book "A Burglar's Guide to the City."
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American architects find creative freedom in Shanghai

Feb 20, 2015
Some view China as an opportunity to be bold.