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Alexander Hamilton’s Renovated Grange

Alexander Hamilton’s Renovated Grange

When you look at Alexander Hamilton’s home comfortably nestled on the sloping hillside of St. Nicholas Park in an area of northern Manhattan that has long been known as Hamilton Heights, it almost seems to be … well … at home. Admittedly there are a few jarring juxtapositions with nearby buildings, none of which can […]

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The Ionic Order

Historical clothing design of the day is from the miscellaneous section, for the Ionic Order.  Each day a new design is chosen and an article is posted to highlight the historical significance of the design. The Ionic order forms one of the three orders or organizational systems of classical architecture, the other two canonic orders […]

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A 75th Anniversary for an American Icon - Fallingwater

A 75th Anniversary for an American Icon – Fallingwater

Each year 160,000 visitors travel to Pennsylvania’s scenic Laurel Highlands to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and to pay homage to America’s most celebrated architect. Thanks to an impeccable restoration completed in 2002 by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (which obtained Fallingwater from the owner Edgar Kaufmann Jr. in 1963), the house appears in near-perfect condition, […]

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Syria’s Beehive Houses

Syria’s Beehive Houses

How do the Syrian beehive-shaped houses made out of mud manage to stay so cool in extreme desert conditions? As war and conflict tear through Syria, we take a look at the ancient earthen beehive-shaped houses on the edge of the country which have been wowing visitors for centuries. We have covered these amazing traditional […]

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Bringing Old Manila back to life

Bringing Old Manila back to life

THE government and the private sector are working to restore Manila, with Intramuros as its center, as a prime tourist draw in a bid to sustain the 17 percent increase in the number of foreign tourist in 2010. “We want to develop Intramuros as the prime tourist destination,” said Director Jose Capistrano of the Intramuros […]

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