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September 15, 2016

Prospect Park in Brooklyn is one of the most fully realized of Frederick Law Olmsted’s landscape design principles. This 585-acre park was largely completed in 1867, with revisions and additions in subsequent decades. In 1898, two large bronze panthers were installed a...

September 15, 2016

Development underway in New York City above the Hudson Rail Yards will bring additional retail, residential, and office space to the west side of midtown Manhattan. A large-scale stairwell-like installation is being planned for a large-scale open plaza in the center of...

September 15, 2016

Much of the historic city of Atlanta was greatly destroyed by fire during the American Civil War, but shortly after the war Atlanta surpassed Savannah in population and became the capital of Georgia. The city continued to grow rapidly during the 20th century, eventuall...

September 15, 2016

U.S. Route 66 was one of the first highways in America, first established in 1926. Beginning in Chicago, Illinois and terminating in Santa Monica, California, the cross-country route became a centerpiece of American legend and lore. This travel writer explores the curr...

September 15, 2016

Forts that were important during both the American Revolution and the US Civil War stand guard in the harbor across from the historic city of Charleston. While both forts have been designated national monuments, a South Carolina senator has introduced a bill to make th...

August 31, 2016

During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps employed some 3 million young men in a public relief program dedicated to the conservation of natural resources across the country. Many of the CCC projects were located in national parks, buildings roads, br...

August 29, 2016

The passage of the Antiquities Act of 1906 provided US presidents with unprecedented powers to designate vast areas of land that contained significant natural, cultural, or historical features for federal protection. With recent announcements in the waning months of th...

August 29, 2016

Archaeologists working in western North Carolina are exploring an important Native American village, the residents of which successfully resisted an incursion by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. A local college regularly sponsors “dig days” to allow those interes...

August 24, 2016

The French engineer hired by President George Washington to design the new nation’s capital had the idea for a “mall” as a grand avenue. As Washington developed over the succeeding years, the area that currently is occupied by the mall became unrecognizable due to haph...

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