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Singer and composer H. Sinno is bringing a site-specific opera to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur. Derrick Kakembo/The Metropolitan Museum of Art hide caption

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An ancient Egyptian temple in New York inspires a Lebanese American musician

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A cargo ship heads into port on Oct. 13, 2021, in Bayonne, N.J. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Shipping container buildings may be cool — but they're not always green

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Palestinians search the destroyed annex of the Church of Saint Porphyrius, damaged in a strike on Gaza City on Oct. 20. Dawood Nemer/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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More than 100 Gaza heritage sites have been damaged or destroyed by Israeli attacks

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Eight of Ohio's prehistoric monumental earthworks built 2,000 years ago by Native Americans are Ohio's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ohio History Connection hide caption

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Ohio's Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks are now a UNESCO World Heritage site

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Carpenters at the Ateliers Perrault finalize the practice assembly of the charpente, or roof framework of the choir — the part of the cathedral that provides seating for the clergy and choir — on May 25. It extends nearly 50 feet long by 33 feet high. Cristina Baussan for NPR hide caption

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To rebuild Notre Dame's fire-ravaged roof, carpenters use centuries-old techniques

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The parking lot at Hilltop Mall in Richmond, California. The U.S. has devoted huge swaths of its cities and suburbs to storing cars. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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How Parking Explains Everything

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Twenty-two timber cabins, built for enslaved people, are on the Evergreen Plantation in the West Bank of St. John the Baptist Parish, La. Brian M. Davis/Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation hide caption

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Here's the latest list of the '11 Most Endangered Historic Places' in the U.S.

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Pascale Sablan was once told she'd never become an architect because she's Black and a woman. Now she works for one of the world's most prestigious firms and she wants more people who look like her to join the field. Aundre Larrow/Pascale Sablan hide caption

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America's Cup Building — or the "Veles e Vents" building — in Valencia, Spain, was completed in 11 months to host the America's Cup sailing competition in 2007. Christian Richters/The Pritzker Architecture Prize hide caption

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More timeless than trendy, Sir David Chipperfield wins the 2023 Pritzker Prize

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The Embrace, the new memorial sculpture in Boston made in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, was unveiled on Friday. Lane Turner/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Immerse yourself in this colossal desert 'City' — but leave the selfie stick at home

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Steve Lacy performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Maryland on Oct. 15, 2022. Kyle Gustafson/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Maya Lin, in 1988, examining inverted water table being fabricated for the Civil Rights Memorial she designed to be installed in Montgomery, Alabama. Adam Stoltman hide caption

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Maya Lin doesn't like the spotlight — but the Smithsonian is shining a light on her

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Women were an integral part of the construction effort. Among their jobs: Carrying cement for a building project in Chandigarh, India in 1956. Ernst Scheidegger for MOMA hide caption

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Diébédo Francis Kéré, this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize winner. Lars Borges/The Pritzker Architecture Prize hide caption

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For the first time in its history, architecture's top award goes to a Black architect

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Dragon blood tree at Diksam Plateau, on Yemen's Socotra Island. It's one of the sites included on the 2022 Watch from the World Monuments Fund. Chris Miller/World Monuments Fund hide caption

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Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh, winner of the 2021 RIBA International Prize. The hospital's zig-zag canal collects rainwater and aids in cooling the site. Asif Salman/URBANA hide caption

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