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Louvre Pyramid

Paris, France
by I. M. Pei

The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) in Paris. When François Mitterrand was elected President of France in 1981, he laid out an ambitious plan..

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The Johnson Museum is an art museum located on the northwest corner of the Arts Quad on the main campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Its collection includes two windows from Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, and more than 35,000 other works in the permanent collection. It..

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History Museum Berlin

Berlin, Germany
by I. M. Pei

Originally a new building for the Deutsches Historisches Museum was supposed to be constructed near the Reichstag Building. The Italian architect Aldo Rossi had won the architectural competition in the year 1988.

The German reunification in 1990 changed the plans for the development of the..

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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, or Javits Center is a large convention center located on Eleventh Avenue, between 34th and 40th streets, on the West side of Manhattan in New York, United States. It was designed by architect James Ingo Freed of I. M. Pei and partners. The revolutionary space..

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The bunkers of Albania are a ubiquitous sight in the country, with an average of 5.7 bunkers for every square kilometre. The bunkers were built during the communist government of Enver Hoxha from the 1960s to the 1980s; by 1983 a total of 173,371 concrete bunkers had been constructed around the..

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DUGA-1

Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine

The history of this Cyclopean monument to Cold War megalomania (referred to at various times as «The Arc», “Steelyard”, “Russian Woodpecker” and “brain burner”) began in 1946 when Soviet engineer N.I. Kabanov initially proposed the idea of the developing a system for the early detection of enemy..

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Salton Sea

Imperial Valley, California, USA

Often described as the only man-made mistake visible from space, the story of Salton Sea dates back to the end of the late 1890s when a Californian developer named Charles Rockwood decided to divert part of the Colorado River through two channels and bring water to the dry but fertile desert of..

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The World Islands

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
by Creative Kingdom Dubai

The World Islands (جزر العالم) is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located in the waters of the Persian Gulf, 4.0 kilometres off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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