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Three of the world's most useless megaprojects

Ghost cities, abandoned airports and theme parks. Large wasteful megaprojects share common mistakes, from bad planning to poor cost estimation, problematic execution and other external factors.



Secrets of the Cristo Rey monument

With its imposing figure and prime location, the Cristo Rey (Christ the King) monument in Cali, Colombia, inevitably brings to mind other colossal monuments such as Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro or the Virgin of Peace in Venezuela. We look at how it was built and what secrets this symbol of peace conceals.



Mother of the world's most famous giant spiders

Spiders build their webs out of their own bodies. Louise Bourgeois did the same with her sculptures. We look at how this French-American woman became an influential figure in contemporary art.V



The secrets behind the Parthenon's resilience

The Parthenon has stood for over two millennia. Not only has it witnessed the glory and decline of empires, but it has also survived wars, bombings and devastating earthquakes.



The architect who explains the chaos of New York

The architect Rem Koolhaas no longer sees New York as a physical reality, but as the epicentre of certain values that no longer resonate with him. There was a time when he fought against the idea of this great city as a lost cause. He put his reflections into an iconic book: ‘Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan’.


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