Fate of Tokyo's famed Nakagin Capsule Tower to be decided soon

National Jul 29, 2019

Fate of Tokyo's famed Nakagin Capsule Tower to be decided soon

The fate of Tokyo's famed Nakagin Capsule Tower is set to be decided as early as autumn, attracting attention from home and abroad on whether the building and its unique exterior will be kept or scrapped. Currently, a foreign company is holding negotiations on acquiring ...

Notre Dame celebrates first Mass since devastating fire

World Jun 16, 2019

Notre Dame celebrates first Mass since devastating fire

The archbishop wore a hard hat, burned wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since a devastating fire ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire on April ...

World Jun 16, 2019

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses; other cultural heritage sites at risk

An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed last week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them. The old citadel, known as Ghaznain Fort, originally ...

I.M. Pei, a pillar of modern architecture, dies at 102

World May 17, 2019

I.M. Pei, a pillar of modern architecture, dies at 102

I.M. Pei, the pre-eminent U.S. architect who forged a distinct brand of modern building design with his sharp lines and stark structures, has died in New York, his sons' architecture firm said Thursday. He was 102 years old. From the controversial Louvre Pyramid in Paris ...

France passes law on speedy Notre Dame restoration

World May 11, 2019

France passes law on speedy Notre Dame restoration

French lawmakers on Friday approved a controversial law for restoring Notre Dame within five years, after the famous Paris cathedral sustained major fire damage last month. Renovating the 850-year-old Gothic cathedral, whose wooden roof was largely destroyed in the April 15 blaze, will be an ...