A massive fire has destroyed the main post office in the Philippine capital, a nearly 100-year-old neoclassical landmark.
SANTOS, Brazil (AP) — The mausoleum built for the golden casket of Pelé was opened for visitors on Monday.
Atlanta has a new monument and garden celebrating and honoring the legacy of civil rights activist Coretta Scott King.
HUY, Belgium (AP) — Nothing can stop Tadej Pogacar right now, not even one of the toughest climbs in cycling.
French President Emmanuel Macron has toured the reconstruction works at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
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A trip to Paris should be on everyone’s bucket list, even John Wick. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre — what better way to refresh your soul, even as you kick everyone else’s bucket?
President Joe Biden has established national monuments in Nevada and Texas and creating a marine sanctuary southwest of Hawaii.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has been reimagined and reborn without animals as a high-octane family event with highwire tricks, soaring trapeze artists and bicycles leaping on trampolines.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a new law that will allow an anti-abortion monument to be built near the state Capitol.
An anti-abortion monument would be built near Arkansas’ Capitol under legislation on its way to the governor’s desk.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize has been awarded to British architect and urban planner David Alan Chipperfield, who was hailed on Tuesday for “a commitment to an architecture of understated but transformative civic presence.”
Archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be a Roman shrine beneath a former graveyard in the grounds of a cathedral in central England.
The honors keep coming in for fiction writer-poet Percival Everett. On Tuesday, the prolific novelist was one of 19 new members announced for induction this spring into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the honor society that has included luminaries from Mark Twain to Toni Morrison.
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge has paved the way for officials to remove a Confederate monument placed a century ago at the center of a historic, majority-Black city as part of a “park for white people.”
A public memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley will be held next weekend at Graceland, the famed Memphis home of her father, Elvis Presley.
Milan Fashion Week has closed on a note of tranquility after four days of mostly menswear previews for next fall and winter.
The Vatican says Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is in stable condition and was able to participate in Mass in his room amid a deterioration in his health.
TOKYO (AP) — Arata Isozaki, a Pritzker-winning Japanese architect known as a post-modern giant who blended culture and history of the East and the West in his designs, has died of old age.
The U.N.’s cultural and satellite agencies have joined forces to more systematically track the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the country’s architecture, art, historic buildings and other cultural heritage, and have compiled an initial list of more than 200 sites that have been damaged or
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Indigenous symbols like a feather headdress, an axe and a shield have been found under layers of lime plaster at open-air chapels in a convent just south of Mexico City, experts announced Monday.
Vlado Milunić, a Czech architect of Croatian ancestry who co-designed Prague’s iconic Dancing House building together with colleague Frank Gehry, has died at 81.
MADRID (AP) — Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was named the winner of a prestigious Spanish prize Thursday for his pioneering work on designing temporary shelters for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize has been awarded to Diébédo Francis Kéré, a Berlin-based architect, educator and social activist, for a craft that is “sustainable to the earth and its inhabitants in lands of extreme scarcity,” especially in Africa and his native Burkina Faso.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gyo Obata, an architect whose designs included sports and entertainment arenas, airports and a presidential library, has died. He was 99.
BEIJING (AP) — Monaco just got its best finish ever in an Olympics.

Well, the best that didn’t involve architectural design.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The American architect who designed New York’s High Line urban park and renovated the Museum of Modern Art and a Stanford University researcher were among the winners Tuesday of Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize.
Richard Rogers, the lauded British architect who was one of the forces behind the Pompidou Center in Paris and later designed London’s Millennium Dome, has died.
Opinions are flying about a cardboard Christmas tree display on the boardwalk of a Jersey Shore town where Bruce Springsteen cut his musical teeth.
Hong Kong’s swanky new M+ museum is Asia’s largest gallery with a billion-dollar collection set to open on Friday.