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'Sheltering wings:' Charleston memorial plan conveys solace

Jul. 15, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at a South Carolina church began not at a drafting table, but with questions from grieving family members to prospective architects. They didn't want to see any drawings until they sat down with the eventual designer to discuss how best to honor loved ones...

The Latest: Fountain, wing-like benches anchor memorial

Jul. 15, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on plans for a memorial at a South Carolina church where nine African-American worshippers were slain in 2015 (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The historic South Carolina church where nine African-American worshippers were slain has released plans for a memorial centered...

Standing ovation at Valentino caps Paris couture week

Jul. 4, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rarely does the demure Paris couture week see a standing ovation. Even rarer is the whooping and screaming that echoed around the gilded salons of the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild as Pierpaolo Piccioli took his bow following Valentino's collection Wednesday evening. Mika, Valentino Garavani,...

Unused Soviet-era office block looms over World Cup fans

Jun. 28, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Lonely Planet calls it "hideous." FIFA describes it as "classic Soviet architecture." The locals, on the other hand, call it "The Monster" or the "Buried Robot," believing it looks like the head of a giant robot entombed up to its shoulders. Dom Sovietov -- the House of Soviets...

Correction: Basketball to Music Hall story

Jun. 25, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 23 about the planned restoration of a Brooklyn theater, The Associated Press erroneously reported developer Bruce Ratner's involvement in the project. His company ceased to be involved in 2017. A corrected version of the story is below: Ornate NYC theater, used for years as...

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

Jun. 18, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane with red velvet seats had returned the market after its current owner bought...

AP news guide: Ford's plans for Michigan Central station

Jun. 17, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to release details of its planned conversion of the long-vacant Michigan Central train station just west of downtown Detroit. The Dearborn-based automaker recently bought the 105-year-old building and is expected to redevelop the 500,000-square-foot (46,000-square-meter)...

Beloved Glasgow School of Art badly damaged by a 2nd fire

Jun. 16, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Glasgow has suffered a major blow as a second severe fire in four years has gutted the historic Glasgow School of Art, one of the Scottish city's most beloved cultural treasures. Fire officials said Saturday the fire was mostly under control and that there seemed to be no casualties, but said...

Famed Glasgow art school ravaged by fire again

Jun. 15, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A large blaze ripped through an architecturally important building at the Glasgow School of Art, the second time in four years that fire has damaged the famed Scottish school. More than 60 firefighters were battling the blaze early Saturday morning, and images posted on social media showed...

ASK A DESIGNER: 3 pros discuss creating an outdoor room

Jun. 12, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

Designers often talk about the perfect "outdoor living room" — a deck or patio that combines the comfort and style of indoor decorating with the pleasure of relaxing outside. But what separates these outdoor entertaining spaces from more typically decorated backyards? We've asked three interior designers...