From installing a 25-mile-long fence in California to wrapping the Arc de Triomphe in fabric, the monumental works of art by the late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude were often years in the making. These projects, often done in public spaces and sensitive natural landscapes, required dozens of government approvals and permits, which sometimes took decades…

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The number of pedestrian fatalities on American roads is increasing. In 2020, more than 6,500 people were struck and killed while walking on U.S. roads, up from about 6,200 the year before and an increase of more than 2,000 over 2010. “Dangerous by Design,” a report by The latest from the advocacy group Smart Growth…

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The $588 million bridge that opens this weekend in Los Angeles is a historic piece of architectural infrastructure that is becoming a distinctive part of the downtown skyline. With 10 sweeping arches along its 3,500 feet, the Sixth Street Viaduct is as visually stunning as it is massive. But this massive new bridge—which spans the…

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Video game Fortnite Creative has gathered a global audience of millions with a simple proposition: The game enables players to build virtual spaces and easily experience them with others. It’s the digital multiplayer version of a sandbox, or the equivalent of a stack of Lego bricks that anyone around the world can stack. It’s all…

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A large-scale work by the sculptor Richard Serra has just been exhibited in a very specific space. Designed in collaboration with the artist himself, a new building has been built with the sole purpose of displaying this sculpture. The artwork is Four rounds: Equal weight, unequal masscompleted in 2017, which features four massive forged steel…

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Startups founded by blacks have seen record amounts of investment recently, with quarterly funding commitments approaching or even reaching $ 1 billion. But according to new data from Crunchbase, VC funding has dropped significantly in the second quarter of 2022, to just $ 324 million. Only 100 startups with a black founder have received $…

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If you have not received a harsh email from a foreign prince offering untold fortunes recently, it may be because cybercriminals have found a new and surprisingly lucrative platform to exploit. Scammers are now using the professional LinkedIn networking website to drive away unsuspecting investors. Some have lost more than a million dollars. The scam…

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Swedish design brand Baux has a seemingly direct goal for its products. Instead of combining a lot of raw materials to make its acoustic panels and wall coverings, the company wants to limit itself to as few materials as possible. It is striving for what co-founder and CEO Fredrik Franzon calls “monomateriality”. [Image: Kristofer Johnsson…

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On April 15, 2019, when the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris caught fire, a certain group of people around the world could not help but think of a 5-year video game. Assassin’s Creed Unity is a 2014 video game set in Paris in 1789 that includes a digitally model of the surprisingly detailed cathedral. In…

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