As architects began reconstructing the city, surveyors found that much like an iceberg, the visible stone was only a small portion of a much larger structure. The ‘root’ of the stone extended around 3m down into the earth. It could have been “a kind of Obelisque,” noted Robert Hooke, from the Royal Society, the UK’s science academy, at the time of excavation.
Out of these, the Tianjin Binhai Library is my favourite.
Urban planning is full of ‘what ifs’: designs for future cities that never materialised. In the final instalment of our series, Christopher Beanland looks at an unlikely elevated airport in central London.
It’s quite obvious why this plan was rejected, but it’s fascinating to read about nonetheless.
The Montecito, Calif., mansion (named El Fureidis) where mobster Tony Montana (Al Pacino) and Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer) tied the knot in “Scarface” is up for grabs.
The 10-acre property — which boasts four bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 360-degree views of the lavish grounds and Pacific Ocean from its rooftop — is selling for a mere $34 million.
I tried to come up with a good joke related to the film, but I got nothing.
I recognised almost none of these. The The Rooftop Cinema Club and The Screen on the Green are my favourites.