| Sep 4, 2011
Any skyscraper is a contradiction.
The tall tower is architecture's most famous building type and also the one most clearly at odds with the profession's roots. Fundamentally, architecture is shelter, a concession that we're afraid to face the elements...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 3:22 PM
A $12-million pier-spanning wooden roller coaster that will dive beneath the boardwalk and race across a cantilevered bridge before navigating a series of high-speed twists and turns is expected to open in 2013 at Morey's Piers seaside amusement park on...
| Feb 13, 2008
| 10:53 AM
When it comes to winter getaways, many of us think warm: Cabo, Jamaica, Miami. These are the literal hot spots, where bone-chilling winter blahs melt like so many snowflakes into sandy beaches, tropical drinks and balmy sunsets. But a quick jaunt to Cabo,...
| Feb 20, 2008
| 9:43 AM
For anyone craving an urban change of pace, Midwestern cities provide great options. Don't laugh.
Whether you enjoy museums, art, theater, music, gambling or shopping, cities such as Detroit, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis...
| Nov 30, 2008
Jorn Utzon, the Danish architect whose eye-catching, nautically inspired design for the Sydney Opera House overcame a series of controversies surrounding its budget and acoustics to become one of the most recognizable landmarks of the 20th century,...
| Jul 6, 2008
ONE STEP closer. That was the guiding principle in developing the new Harley-Davidson Museum, opening this week.
"If you're a hard-core enthusiast, you ought to get more enthusiastic," curatorial director Jim Fricke said. "If you're convinced that...
| Jul 6, 2008
Beer. If that's your first thought after hearing the word "Milwaukee," you haven't been here lately.
In the last decade, the country's 25th largest city has gone through such a massive revitalization that "cosmopolitan" is a more apt...
| Jul 14, 2008
If there is a single big idea driving "Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner," which opened Sunday at the Hammer Museum, it's that Lautner needs to be rescued from his own hardened reputation. Most museum retrospectives begin with...
| Dec 1, 2009
(DALLAS, TX) A press conference was held by the City of Dallas to announce an exciting moment for the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave approval for the construction work on the approaches for the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge...
| Mar 29, 2009
About this time of year, everyone craves color. Enough of barren trees and the grime left behind after a snowy winter. Spirits are in dire need of uplifting after weeks of grim economic news. Everyone needs beauty, a shot of creativity, an injection of...