The world's tallest skyscraper officially opened Monday in Dubai to great fanfare, but also to questions about the emirate's crushing debt problems. Known until Monday as the Burj Dubai ("Dubai Tower"), the Middle Eastern monolith was given a new…
A roundup of art headlines.
Here are some of this week's arts and culture headlines from public broadcasters around the nation.
Architect Renzo Piano speaks with Jeffrey Brown about his work building the new modern wing to the Art Institute of Chicago.
The city that gave birth to the skyscraper and modern architecture has added a fresh facade to its landscape that is being hailed as a "temple of light." The Art Institute of Chicago opened up its Modern Wing this week.
Architect Bryan Bell likes to quote a certain statistic: Only 2 percent of homebuyers work with an architect to design a home that fits their needs. In other words, shelter is a necessity, architecture is a luxury.
Despite ongoing hurricane relief efforts in Bridge City, Texas, residents remain barred from returning to their homes. Tom Bearden reports on the destruction and the latest developments.
The Pentagon will unveil a new memorial to Sept. 11 victims Thursday during a ceremony to mark the seventh anniversary of attacks. Kwame Holman reports on the memorial's road to completion and how family members of victims view the day.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., recently opened an architecturally unique addition that has prompted a range of reactions. The NewsHour presents a report.
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