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“I ought to be jealous,” engineer Gustave Eiffel said, after his 1,070-foot iron lattice tower was erected in late-19th-century Paris. “She is more famous than I am.” The Eiffel Tower has since become an icon of France and a symbol of love. It’s also been replicated in cities around the world, from glittery Las Vegas to industrial Shenzhen.
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“I ought to be jealous,” engineer Gustave Eiffel said, after his 1,070-foot iron lattice tower was erected in late-19th-century Paris. “She is more famous than I am.” The Eiffel Tower has since become an icon of France and a symbol of love. It’s also been replicated in cities around the world, from glittery Las Vegas to industrial Shenzhen.

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(via Getty Foundation Announces New Grants to Conserve Modern Architecture)
This week, the first awardees in the new Keeping It Modern grant initiative from the Getty Foundation were announced for 20th-century modernist architecture that requires long-term conservation planning. From Le Corbusier’s apartment and studio in his Molitor building in Paris, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, the ten structures all involve techniques that were innovative at the time, but aging in ways that may be detrimental to their futures.
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(via Getty Foundation Announces New Grants to Conserve Modern Architecture)

This week, the first awardees in the new Keeping It Modern grant initiative from the Getty Foundation were announced for 20th-century modernist architecture that requires long-term conservation planning. From Le Corbusier’s apartment and studio in his Molitor building in Paris, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, the ten structures all involve techniques that were innovative at the time, but aging in ways that may be detrimental to their futures.

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(via Architecture for Humanity at the New Aspen Art Museum)
ASPEN, Colorado — Despite its reputation as a resort town for the 1%, the heart of Aspen looks much like a classic Western American town, with low brick buildings and charming squares perfect for people watching. Some of the trappings of wealth — like Prada and Gucci stores and the prevalence of private jets on the airport’s runways — make clear at least one of the demographics of the town, but it’s also home of the nation’s first rural rapid transit system, and the Aspen-Snowmass area in general remains a popular destination for the middle class.
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(via Architecture for Humanity at the New Aspen Art Museum)

ASPEN, Colorado — Despite its reputation as a resort town for the 1%, the heart of Aspen looks much like a classic Western American town, with low brick buildings and charming squares perfect for people watching. Some of the trappings of wealth — like Prada and Gucci stores and the prevalence of private jets on the airport’s runways — make clear at least one of the demographics of the town, but it’s also home of the nation’s first rural rapid transit system, and the Aspen-Snowmass area in general remains a popular destination for the middle class.

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