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Amazon Grows in New York, Reviving Debate Over Abandoned Queens Project

2019-12-07 04:04:11| Business - International Herald Tribune

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other critics of an earlier proposal said a move to add offices in Manhattan proved them right.

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This gas station was just another abandoned building. Now it’s eye-popping op art

2019-12-04 10:00:14| Fast Company

Artist Camille Walala’s influences for the project range from the Southern Ndebele Tribe Women of South Africa to Italy’s Memphis Movement. Fort Smith—the second-largest city in Arkansas—lies on the border of Oklahoma and boasts a modest 88,000 residents. The city, named for its 19th-century military outpost for the western frontier, is known for landmarks like its Riverfront Amphitheater and Belle Grove Historic District, a 22-block stretch of 25 restored, historic homes. Recently, a group of artists and curators gave the city a new landmark: a deserted, 1950s-era gas station, reimagined by French artist Camille Walala as a vibrant urban destination.Read Full Story

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Inside The Abandoned Babylon That Saddam Hussein Built

2019-12-02 23:59:39| digg

In the 1980s, during the Iran-Iraq War, Saddam Hussein became obsessed with the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar. He saw himself as a modern reincarnation of Nebuchadnezzar, and to prove it, he spent millions building a massive reconstruction of Babylon.

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