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Architecture

Chinese Catholics, Protestants slam new architectural law, banning crosses on rooftops
Catholic and Protestant leaders in China have criticized legislation drafted by Zhejiang province, home to a large Christian community, to reduce the quantity of Church crosses across the province and ban their placement on rooftops.

15.05.2015 15:03

Topping 1 WTC: New skyscraper to become NYC’s tallest at 1,795 feet
The New York skyline is set to become even taller. The planned Nordstrom Tower received a height boost, which at 1,795 feet (547 meters), will make it not just the tallest building in Manhattan, but also in the whole of the Western hemisphere.

12.05.2015 08:23

Lighthouse of Alexandria: Ancient wonder of the world to be rebuilt in Egypt
The Lighthouse of Alexandria - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - will be rebuilt at its original location, according to Egypt’s Supreme Antiquities Council that announced its approval.

08.05.2015 04:19

​Top of the polls: Britain’s wackiest election voting stations
Up and down the country village halls and primary schools are playing host to voters trying to sway the election for their favored MPs. But off the beaten track are some polling stations which have more than a few quirks.

07.05.2015 10:34

'Before' & 'After' images of Nepal's key landmarks show scale of devastation (PHOTOS)
A number of Nepal's iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites and landmarks, including the Dharahara Tower built for a queen, have been destroyed following the earthquake that hit the country Saturday morning, killing over 3,300 people.

26.04.2015 09:03

Artifact destruction by ISIS is act of ‘heritage terror’ – Islamic art professor
Whether they’re authentic or not, videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts at Iraq’s Mosul Museum and elsewhere are “propaganda videos” meant as “heritage terror,” an Islamic art professor told RT.

26.03.2015 01:46

​Great Scot! Irish holiday destination advertised with… a Scottish castle?
A competition advertising a luxury break in Ireland attracted the mirth of online viewers, who realized the holiday was being publicized with a picture of one of Scotland’s most famous castles.

20.03.2015 11:06

Moscow’s landmark 16th century Novodevichy Convent on fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Emergency crews have extinguished a fire that raged for three hours at Moscow’s iconic Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent. The blaze was concentrated on scaffolds surrounding the convent’s bell tower. Authorities are currently estimating the damage.

15.03.2015 20:34

Ancient statues destroyed by ISIS fake, real ones safe – report
The ancient statues that Islamic State militants smashed in Mosul on camera last month have been proved to be exact replicas of precious artifacts of Iraqi heritage. The real masterpieces of antiquity are said to be in Baghdad.

14.03.2015 17:27

Chinese company builds 57-story skyscraper in record 19 days (TIME LAPSE)
A 57-story skyscraper built from prefabricated Lego-like blocks was completed at a record speed of 19 days, a Chinese company says, showing an impressive time lapse video of the construction.

11.03.2015 16:37

What do you do when the Wailing Wall comes to your house? A new Jewish holy site in the Palestinian quarter
How a Palestinian living in a house that belonged to his family since the 17th century deals with a sudden appearance of a Jewish holy site, the Small Wailing Wall, and why it’s so important for the Palestinians in Jerusalem to never have fines or debts.

12.02.2015 14:45

Google’s ‘boring’ $1bn London HQ slated for ambitious redesign
Google has scrapped “boring” plans for its extravagant new London headquarters, which had included a rooftop pool, an indoor football pitch and a private climbing wall.

12.02.2015 14:48