UNESCO World Heritage Sites are considered "outstanding works of human genius." There are just 24 in the U.S., including the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon.
When fire engulfed the Paris landmark in 2019, the intricate maze of medieval beams supporting the roof fell to the cathedral floor. Experts are working to restore the church by the end of 2024.
"It's very hard to narrow the list," says the Chief Preservation Officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The 2023 list includes a gas station, an artist studio and two Chinatowns.
Sablan Pascale was told she'd never become an architect because she's Black and a woman. Now she works for one of the world's top firms and she wants more people who look like her to join the field.
The British architect is known for his crisp, understated, elegant work. "He enhances the quality of people's lives through a poetic sensation that always flows from his buildings," the jury said.
The Uruguayan-born architect died unexpectedly this week from an aneurysm, his New York-based firm said. He was 78.
A new public art monument dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King was unveiled Friday. It immediately drew consternation and jeers as well as plaudits.
Michael Heizer began work on his massive installation in the Nevada desert more than 50 years ago. One of the largest artworks in the world, it cost $40 million (so far) and is now open to the public.
The Japanese architect was known as a post-modern giant who blended culture and history of the East and the West in his designs. He won the Pritzker Prize, the highest honor in the field, in 2019.