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The porches of the 1890s Allison Buildings, shown above in 1910, were later enclosed to provide more space for patient beds. National Archives and Records Administration/National Building Museum hide caption

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'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

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Krisel said he wouldn't like to live in the desert, "but I like it as a locale for my architecture." Above, one of his designs perched on a mountain in California. Darren Bradley/Courtesy of Darren Bradley hide caption

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William Krisel, Architect Who Helped Define California Modernism, Dies At 92

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The Millennium Tower has gained notoriety as "The Leaning Tower of San Francisco." Residents of the luxury condominium building and the city are suing the developer. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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San Francisco's 'Leaning Tower' Has Residents Fuming

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The Chichu Art Museum, designed by celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando, is built mostly underground. Open courtyards and skylights bring in natural light. The island is internationally known for its works of modern art and architecture. Seiichi Ohsawa Courtesy of Benesse Art Site Naoshima hide caption

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The Shanghai Rowing Club (middle) was rescued after preservationists fought a proposed demolition. In the background to the left is the futuristic skyline of Shanghai's financial district, Lujiazui. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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After Decades, A Shanghai Preservationist Heads Home To America

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Zaha Hadid stands before the Riverside Museum, her first major public commission in the U.K., in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2011. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Hadid on Fresh Air (2004)

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2016 Pritzker Prize Goes To Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena

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A town in California's Central Valley plans to transform farmland into an eco-friendly residential community. An artist's rendering shows plans for Kings River Village in Reedley, Calif. Courtesy of the City of Reedley hide caption

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California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

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The twisting Shanghai Tower (right) is the world's second-tallest building and opens soon. Shen Zhonghai/Gensler hide caption

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Shanghai Tower: A Crown For The City's Futuristic Skyline

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Cancer Spawns A Construction Boom In Cleveland

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Palm Springs houses like this represent classic midcentury modern style. Interest in the architecture, art and style of decades past is fueling Palm Springs' rising popularity among younger people. Keith Daly/Flickr hide caption

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Palm Springs Celebrates Its Past, And Tourists Arrive In Droves

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On the outskirts of Rome is a mile-long stretch of unfinished elevated track for a tramline. Work stopped in the mid-1990s. Under the guidance of Renzo Piano, architects are turning it into an elevated park. Courtesy of the G124 Group hide caption

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Italian Architects Look To Replicate Success Of N.Y. High Line In Rome

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