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Elevated park opens at WTC site, overlooks 9/11 memorial
An elevated park that offers a new view to visitors at the World Trade Center opened Wednesday, built atop a security center that screens vehicles and overlooking the memorial to those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.
 
A traditional, yet modern design
Older buildings have character, often boasting features like architectural windows, wooden structures and brick and limestone facades that you don't find in many newer houses. When it's time to renovate historical buildings, there are costly challenges that aren't so charming, except to designers like Jennifer Chen (陳秋想) who recently redesigned an art store on the first floor of URS127 Art Factory (URS127玩藝工場).
 
'Regretting motherhood' debate rages in Germany on researcher's remarks
Is it possible to regret becoming a mother? The question first posed by an Israeli researcher has stirred a debate in Germany like in no other country, shattering a long-held taboo.
 
A year after New York City's jubilant pride parade celebrated a high point for gay Americans with the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, the atmosphere surrounding the annual march couldn't be more different.
 
In a first, Dubai eases liquor rules for Ramadan
Dubai,the Mideast's desert party town, has just gotten even wetter.
 
Great shakes
A white tiger shakes off water while swimming at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan, near Tours, on Thursday, June 23.
 
Great shakes
A white tiger shakes off water while swimming at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan, near Tours, on Thursday, June 23.
 
The next generation of console gaming is coming -- or is it?
 
Dutch architects, Taiwan dreams
Contemporary Dutch architecture differs greatly from the buildings of the 17th century golden age, such as the Dutch Anping Fort (Fort Zeelandia) in Tainan City. At that time, buildings made of bricks and stone were mostly geometric, each serving one specific function: military, commercial or medical. By contrast, modern buildings are abstract, asymmetrical, concept-based and unpredictable. More importantly, they are polyvalent, meaning that they can be used for a variety of functions without any adjustment being required to the building itself.
 
On Sunday mornings, some New Yorkers count down the minutes till noon, when they can legally order an alcoholic drink to cap their brunch.
 
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