Matthew Marani

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Wildfires threaten the birthplace of the Olympics and other historical sites across Greece

Wildfires are raging out of control in the Eastern Mediterranean, as the states of Italy, Albania, Morocco, Greece, North Macedonia, and Lebanon, continue to...

Rising Tide is a harrowing documentary account of climate change

Extreme weather events are occurring with ever greater frequency across the globe: wildfires rage uncontrolled across swaths of cherished habitats, and heavy rains, often...

Glasgow’s 163-year-old St. Simon’s Catholic Church razed by fire overnight

A fire ripped through Glasgow’s St. Simon’s Catholic Church in the early morning hours of Wednesday, leaving the storied house of worship a gutted...

Los Angeles passes ordinance to curb homeless encampments

Los Angeles, and the entire state of California, is facing an unprecedented and ever-worsening surge in homelessness. In a report released by the Department...

Chicago approves $4 billion conversion of abandoned Michael Reese Hospital

Chicago’s once-formidable Michael Reese Hospital, like the greater Bronzeville area, has been maligned by decades of governmental and private sector neglect. The complex was...

Lawsuit seeks to halt construction of SOM’s supertall Project Commodore next to Grand Central

The 2017 rezoning of East Midtown in Manhattan has drawn the ire and enthusiasm of many and the impact of that overhaul is now coming...

Providence, Rhode Island, and Arup reveal final design for Unified Vision public space project

Providence, Rhode Island, has undergone an incredible transformation from the city’s nadir in the postwar years. Development in the capital continues to boom with...

Foster + Partners unveils the tallest tower in Greece as part of sprawling new master plan

The Ellinikon International Airport in Athens has stood vacant for nearly two decades since the construction of the Athens International Airport, slowly dilapidating on...

SOM’s One Steuart Lane faces the San Francisco Bay with stacked massing and travertine

Downtown San Francisco is undergoing an incredible spate of development, especially on sites abutting the waterfront with much-coveted views of the Bay Area. This...

The Palace of Versailles opens as an ultra luxurious hotel for a princely sum

It is difficult to locate a site more synonymous with the lap of luxury than the Palace of Versailles. Established in 1682 during the...

Study finds that 500 million new trees are needed to address U.S. shade disparity

The urban renewal era leveled the American landscape, transforming city centers into morasses of treeless highways and interstates built of heat-trapping concrete. The remaining...

Governor Cuomo releases renderings for a Circle of Heroes memorial

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has laid bare great fissures in American society. A principal fault line is that between the so-called “essential” and “non-essential”...

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