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Stories with subject: Architecture
  • Detroit-area interior designer dies weeks after attack 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:56 pm

    GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Michigan - Police say a wealthy interior designer in suburban Detroit has died, weeks after he was stabbed at his home.

  • Polish leaders threaten fate of nearly finished WWII museum story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-16 6:11 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's conservative government is taking steps that threaten an ambitious new World War II museum which international experts have spent eight years creating - the latest ideological battle the nation's nationalistic authorities are waging against the pro-European rivals they ousted from power last year.

  • Broadway at Beach restaurant district to resemble warehouses 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 10:43 am

    MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - A makeover of the restaurant area at the popular Broadway at the Beach tourist attraction in Myrtle Beach will resemble a warehouse district in a Southern city.

  • Kansas State architecture school receives $8 million gift 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 1:16 pm

    MANHATTAN, Kansas - Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design has received an $8 million gift, the largest in the design college's history.

  • Tuscaloosa seeking money for new Amtrak station 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 10:22 am

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Officials in Tuscaloosa are seeking money to replace the city's old passenger train station.

  • Canapes under the canopy? Paris gentrifies rusty mall story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-16 5:08 pm

    PARIS - Swapping burgers for lobster souffle and rusty welding for a state-of-the-art canopy roof, Paris' mayor this month unveiled a $1 billion revamp of the city's dilapidated main shopping and transport complex, Les Halles.

  • Italian furniture makers strengthen brands through archives 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 9:33 am

    MILAN - Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included forgotten or neglected treasures from their archives, along with fresh innovations by the "starchitects" who have infused design with glamour.

  • Wright house in Phoenix to temporarily halt public tours 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 11:21 am

    PHOENIX - A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix will close to the public starting next month.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright house in Fort Wayne keeps historic title 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 11:01 pm

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - The owner of a Fort Wayne home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright has lost in his attempt to have its historic designation removed.

  • New statue celebrates park designer Frederick Law Olmsted story has photos
    Updated: Apr-11-16 4:17 pm

    If you've visited parks in New York, Boston or many other places around the U.S., you've probably experienced the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted designed hundreds of parks, gardens and other public spaces, including Manhattan's Central Park, Boston's "Emerald Necklace," the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington and California's Stanford University campus. He's considered the father of landscape architecture in America, and The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville is honoring Olmsted's work by dedicating a statue of him on April 22.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright home in Wichita opens for regular tours 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 3:31 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A Wichita home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has re-opened to the public on a regular basis nearly 100 years after being built.

  • Burj Khalifa builder plans taller viewing tower story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-16 4:29 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai is reaching for the sky once again, with the developer of the world's tallest building vowing Sunday to build an even taller tower bedecked with rotating balconies and elevated landscaping inspired by the mythical hanging gardens of Babylon.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright leaves mark in Kentucky 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 12:49 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright took a taxi from a luncheon in his honor at the Pendennis Club to visit the Jefferson County Courthouse at Sixth and Jefferson streets during a trip to Louisville in May 1948 to speak at the University of Louisville.

  • Student sit-in at Duke University building ends 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 7:50 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The student sit-in at Duke University ended Friday just as it was about to enter its second week, with protesters heading toward an area they named for the black architect who designed the school and the president hoping to bring the two sides together.

  • Rio's port should be hopping with basketball during Olympics story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 2:06 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's renovated port area should be hopping - or "hooping" - during the Olympics.

  • Workers removing graffiti from exterior of historic mission story has photos
    Updated: Apr-07-16 6:22 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - Vandals spray-painted on the walls of an 18th century Catholic mission, desecrating what is regarded as a significant architectural remnant from the Southwest's Spanish colonial era.

  • South Caroliniana Library holds session on its design 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 6:12 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Architectural historian John Bryan is speaking about the design and construction of the 175-year-old South Caroliniana Library.

  • NAU students spend spring break in Cuba 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 1:35 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Students from Northern Arizona University spent spring break in Cuba, marking the university's first study abroad trip to the country.

  • Innovative Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65 story has photos
    Updated: Mar-31-16 1:33 pm

    LONDON - Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose modernist, futuristic designs included the swooping aquatic center for the 2012 London Olympics, has died at age 65. She leaves a string of bold, often beautiful and sometimes controversial buildings around the world.

  • Home in Wright style earns historic designation 
    Updated: Mar-30-16 9:03 am

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - A southeast Missouri home, fashioned in the same organic style of noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright, has earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places.