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The bridge that collapsed Thursday was supposed to make the crossing of a perilous seven-lane roadway safer for students and staff at Florida International University in Miami. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Doshi's design for Bangalore's Indian Institute of Management was inspired by traditional maze-like Indian cities and temples. Courtesy of VSP hide caption

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'Architecture Is A Backdrop For Life,' Says 2018 Pritzker Winner Balkrishna Doshi

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Architect John Portman, Famous For Modern Skyscrapers, Dies At 93

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Favela Painting in Santa Marta favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Favela Painting/Barcroft Media hide caption

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Dre Urhahn: How Can Public Art Projects Transform Rough Neighborhoods?

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How Should We Build And Design Cities To Make It Tougher For Terrorists To Hurt People?

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The Architecture Behind The Quintessential Haunted House

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Leonard Pickel's design and consulting company has created fright sites for clients all over --from New York City to Australia. Leonard Pickel hide caption

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Leonard Pickel

'We Don't Want To Mess You Up For Life': How A Pro Makes Haunted Houses

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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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