What makes a monument universally recognized?

The pyramids? The Taj Mahal? The Great Wall of China? Why are these sites universally recognized over many centuries and many cultures? Artist Michael Heizer has for some years been attempting to answer this question through the construction of a large sculpture called “City” in Nevada.

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A Monument to Outlast Humanity

By Dana Goodyear

The New Yorker

August 29, 2016 Issue

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