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Parks Authority Officially Objects to Holocaust Memorial

The run-around surrounding David Adjaye’s Holocaust Memorial plans continues as London’s Royal Parks authority, the charity that manages the Parks, has officially objected to the Adjaye Asso...


Controversy over Holocaust Memorial Continues

Designer Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates is speaking out against criticism of his controversial designs for the Holocaust Memorial in Westminster.


Mount Rushmore Getting $14M Renovation

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is finally getting a $14 million upgrade—work that has been deferred for the last six years. While public amenities are among the items to be renovated, ...


Firms Shortlisted for Eiffel Tower Area Project

In the latest move to update the amenities of the Eiffel Tower’s public space, four firms were shortlisted out of 42 applicants for the next phase of the 10-monh design contest.


Eiffel Tower's Original Color Could Get Restored

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


Eiffel Tower Repainting Could Restore Old Color

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


UK Holocaust Memorial Designer Revealed

The winner of the United Kingdom’s Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition was announced Tuesday (Oct. 24) revealing the monument that will stand next to the House of Parliament ...


Ike Memorial Review: More Detail Needed

One of the federal agencies charged with giving the “all clear” to the revised design of the President Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial has a few more questions before doing so, reports say.


Coatings Safeguard Iconic ‘Embrace’

It was the kiss that came to symbolize the emotion behind the end of World War II. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the moment a U.S. Navy sailor caught a stranger up in a spontaneou...


Eiffel Tower Strike Tied to Paint Concerns

An upcoming paint job appears to be at the center of a strike that has kept the landmark Eiffel Tower closed to the public for two days.


Veteran Shares USS Arizona Corrosion Findings

Among this past weekend’s activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, university researchers were on deck to share their findings regarding corrosion and lon...


Unused Highway Proposed as Memorial

It’s not unusual to see a stretch of highway named to commemorate a fallen hero or town celebrity or a bridge named to memorialize an event or public figure. To make a monument of a stretch ...


Portland Statue Restored, Protected

A 125-year-old piece of public art in Portland, ME, has gotten a restoration and a new layer of protective coating, to the tune of $10,000.


Ike Memorial Rework Gets Family Approval

More than a decade in the making, the Frank Gehry-designed Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial project looks to be back on track, as family of the late president have agreed on a design for the D....


Restoration Planned for Philly Icon

One of Philadelphia’s most iconic pieces of public art is scheduled for a summer makeover. The bronze William Penn statue atop City Hall


Lumberjack Legend Losing Lustre

Portland’s 31-foot-tall statue of folk hero Paul Bunyan has been restored and repainted several times over the past 56 years. The accumulated repairs, however, are coming undone.


See Seattle’s Landmark Take Shape

For the first time, a collection of 2,400 photos documenting the construction of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle have been digitized.


Lincoln Memorial Gets Monumental Gift

One of the nation’s most beloved memorials will be repaired and restored for generations to come thanks to an $18.5 million donation.


Aim of Design to Dignify War Casualties

Described by its designer as a “place of remembrance,” the Mausoleum of the Martyrdom of Polish Villages is nearing the end of its construction phases.


50 Monument Sites Named ‘At Risk’

Nepal’s entire stock of cultural heritage sites; an ancient underwater city in Greece; and a modern engineering marvel in Russia are among the 50 monuments in 36 countries termed “at risk” b...


Big Time Repairs Needed for Big Ben

Time is precious for Big Ben; the iconic 156-year-old London monument needs £29 million ($45 million) in “urgent repairs,” reports relate.


Memorial Finalists Chosen Amid Concern

More than a century after the First World War began and after all the U.S. Veterans for that war have died, the commission in charge of building an honorable memorial has chosen five finalis...


Dizzying: Inspecting the Gateway Arch

ST. LOUIS--Some monumental missions call for dizzying videos.


Design Contest Launches WWI Memorial

WASHINGTON--Those who inspired it will never see it, but a memorial to the American soldiers of World War I is finally underway.


Designs Invited for WWI Memorial

WASHINGTON--The American soldiers of the First World War will be among the last to see their conflict memorialized in the nation's capital—a project that is finally underway.


Inspection Rule #1: Don't Look Down

ST. LOUIS--It is a rare breed that can work at great heights. And few of those stalwarts have the opportunity to share their dizzying view of daily life with us mortals who are outside that ...


Study: Arch 'Serviceable' Despite Stains

ST. LOUIS—Defects on the 50-year-old skin of the nation's tallest monument are no more than age spots and birth marks and do not signify any structural damage, a new engineering inspection c...


Report: Monument Sound under Stains

ST. LOUIS—Discolorations and blemishes on the stainless-steel exterior of the U.S.'s tallest monument reflect no "significant corrosion or distress"—but a little careful cleaning of the 50-y...


Old Landmark Shrinks to New Standard

Its millions of visitors couldn't tell by looking at it, but the Washington Monument is officially about 10 inches shorter than it was a week ago.


Washington Monument Comes Up Short

The Washington Monument has lost about 10 inches, changing its 130-year-old recorded height, government surveyors have announced.


Looks that Last: Ancient Paint Endures

Traces of red paint 2,000 years old have been discovered during an ongoing $33 million restoration of the Colosseum in Rome.


Design Selected for Mandela Memorial

An Ohio architect's vision of life, growth and shelter will imbue a forthcoming California memorial to South African President Nelson Mandela.


Ike Memorial Clears Last Design Hurdle

After languishing 15 years on the drawing boards, a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower has an approved design.


Ike Memorial Clears Planning Panels

Despite scathing criticism, a controversial design for a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower will go forward with approval from two key agencies.


Planning Panel Likes Ike Memorial

Stalled for years in controversy, a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has finally taken a critical step forward.


Ike Memorial Plan Slims Down

The celebrity architect behind the controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has scaled down his much-criticized design, removing several massive ornamental structures and opening up the v...


Gehry Scales Down Ike Memorial

Two towering metal tapestries and two massive columns have disappeared in a newly revised design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall.


Ike Memorial Panned as ‘5-Star Folly’

After 15 years, $65 million in appropriations, and not a shovel of dirt turned, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission can add a congressional oversight panel to its growing list of cr...


Graffiti Strikes a Russian Nerve

Russian officials are pleading with Bulgarians: Lay down your paint brushes, and please stop desecrating the Monument of the Soviet Army.


Panel Blasts Ike Memorial Cost, Snafus

After lavishing $41 million over a period longer than World War II, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission has nothing to show, and much to answer for, its congressional overseers say.


Statue to Live with its Unkind Cut

The bronze King of the Beasts that has stood sentry outside Spain’s Parliament for more than a century will remain anatomically incorrect.


Spain Denies Lion New Loins

Worried about corrosion, Spanish officials have sacked a petition to add testicles to a bronze lion statue in front of the country's Parliament building in Madrid.


Gilding Failure Mars NYC Monument

A year-old $500,000 gilding project has failed on a landmark statue in Central Park, with officials mystified as to the cause.


Gold Coating Proves a 24kt Failure

A mysterious coating failure is causing 1,200 square feet of gold—a new, half-million-dollar paint job—to crack and peel on a massive historical monument in New York City’s Central Park.


Cracks Fixed Atop Washington Monument

An extensive, 33-month long, $15 million repair program to mend cracks and chips atop the Washington Monument has been completed.


$15M Repair Reopens Washington Monument

The 130-year-old Washington Monument has reopened to the public nearly three years after sustaining cracks and chips in an earthquake that rattled the eastern United States.


Panel Rejects Ike Memorial Design

The controversial memorial design honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower has been rejected by a federal panel that oversees planning in the nation's capital.


Ike Memorial Denied Funding

A 15-year-old plan to design, fund and construct a memorial to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower has encountered yet another setback.


67 Global Heritage Sites in Danger

Corrosion, development pressures, lean budgets and civil strife are endangering the future of 67 cultural-heritage sites worldwide, according to a new "watch list" issued by the World Monume...


Monument Fund Warns of Sites at Risk

From Syria to St. Louis, 67 cultural-heritage sites in 41 countries and territories worldwide are at risk from the forces of nature and social, political and economic headwinds, experts warn...


Fate Uncertain: Gehry’s Design for Ike

Five years and tens of millions of dollars into the process, a controversial memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower may be headed back to the drawing board, sunk by an "unworkable" desig...


Hacker Eyed in Space Needle Contest

The winning paint design for the roof of the Seattle Space Needle is "Trees," but fans of the competing "Deep Blue Sea" entry say the contest was fishy.


 
 
   

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