Renzo Piano’s Most Famous Designs

Renzo Piano Designs Pompidou

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Renzo Piano’s Most Famous Designs: Centre Georges Pompidou

Pompidou

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Built in Paris between 1971 and 1977, the Pompidou Center is the proud home to a public library, the largest modern art museum in Europe (the Musée National d’Art Moderne), and a top-of-the-league music and acoustics study center. Piano built the structure as an over-the-top ode to high-tech architecture in which he strives to reveal a building’s inner workings and technological marvels that typically remain hidden beneath its surface.

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A Day In San Francisco

Founded by Spaniards just days before American colonists declared their independence from Great Britain, San Francisco’s timeless appeal has been in the works for over 200 years.

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Six Of The World’s Most Magnificent Stained Glass Artwork

Sainte Chapelle, France

While many claim that Paris’ must-see cathedral is Notre Dame de Paris, Sainte Chapelle should also be high up on the list. This stunning Medieval Gothic gem was commissioned by Louis IX in 1239, who, in a typical, decadent monarchical fashion, required nothing short of an opulent cathedral to store his vast collection of Christian relics.

Within the highly-vaulted ceilings of the church are fifteen of the world’s finest stained glass windows, all of which depict highly saturated and detailed scenes from the Old and New Testament. These walls weren’t so divine that they were immune to human tampering, though; as a result of the French revolution, one third of the stained glass installations had to be replaced.

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Five Of The World’s Most Mystifying Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns Oradour-sur-Glane France

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Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Mystifying Ghost Towns Oradour 5

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Beyond the harrowing statistics, World War II will likely persist in human memory for the ages as it represents humanity in its most saturated of forms: the horrific depths to which man may sink for personal gain and the heights to which he might also ascend in his concern for his peers. In Oradour-sur-Glane, though, it’s hard to see anything other than the former. In the summer of 1944, the quiet French village saw the deaths of 642 people–ranging from one week to ninety years old–as well as its partial-razing due to Adolph Hitler’s elite and evil Waffren-SS company.

The town was eventually rebuilt nearby, however then-President Charles de Gaulle insisted that the town’s remains stand as a living memorial for those individuals whose lives were wrongly claimed on that fateful day in June.

Mystifying Ghost Towns Oradour France

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Amazing 3D Immersion Technology

With a price tag of $600,000, this 3D immersion experience isn’t the most economical way to “travel”. But as the man above demonstrates, it seems incredibly real.

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