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Despite Marion Mahony Griffin's invaluable legacy, some historians have focused on her relationships with men and her physical appearance. We examine the life and work of one of the first licensed female architects in the United States.
Legend has it that the history of Mont Saint-Michel began with a dream that came true. This islet was once home to a Benedictine abbey and became an important place of pilgrimage as well as a prison. Over time it has become one of France's main tourist attractions.
More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, according to the US Geological Survey. While theoretical concepts of underwater cities have been put forward to take advantage of this enormous space, to date no such large-scale city has been built.
The Forbidden City was home to China's emperors and their families for nearly 500 years. It was forbidden to enter the palace complex without permission, on pain of death. This is how one of China's most enigmatic masterpieces was built.
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel's illustrious career as a builder was marred by one of the biggest financial scandals of the 19th century. We look at how this genius of metalworking was affected by a project to build giant locks in the Panama Canal.