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The fantastic Monadnock from our office building. This shot primarily shows the southern part of the building built in 1893 and designed by Holabird & Roche. Far more detailed (on the exterior at least) than the northern end designed by Burnham & Root in 1891, but less well known because the B&R design is the tallest exterior load-bearing masonry building ever built.
Interestingly, Monadnock is a Native American term for an “isolated rock formation rising abruptly from a surrounding plain.” Do you think the name had anything to do with the solid masonry walls?
The interactive installation BruumRuum! by David Torrents and artec3 Studio lets people interact with public space emitting noises and sounds and, as a result, produces colorful lightning changes.
Nejmeh Square & Maarad Street: Beirut, Lebanon
The 1930s Nejmeh area was inspired by Place de l’Etoile in Paris. Among its radial streets is the arcaded, pedestrian Maarad Street. Young and old meet in Nejmeh Square, marked by its clock tower designed by Mardiros Altounian. The historic St George Greek-Orthodox and St Elie Greek-Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament House and the deputies’ new office building complete the square.
An early 20th-century eclectic architecture combines classical and Islamic revivalism with Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Together with businesses, banks and professional offices, the area is especially vibrant with shops, art and handicrafts galleries, and a large choice of sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs.
Thank you! What a kind thing to say.
According to a conservation and education society, the Vikings’ new stadium’s glass structure presents a “death trap” for birds.