Mumbai’s Art Deco buildings survive against the odds

Mumbai, India (CNN)Hidden in the back alleys of a bustling Mumbai neighborhood lies an Art Deco masterpiece with a colorful history. ‘You get an expression that is possible only with concrete,’ he said in a phone interview. ‘Wood horizontals, flat roofs, cantilevered balconies, smooth corners —

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Mumbai’s Art Deco buildings survive against the odds

The architect charged with bringing China’s former capital back to life

Nanjing, China (CNN)Outside China, architect Zhou Qi is best known for the People’s Daily headquarters, a Beijing tower that went viral in 2013 when social media users drew attention to its distinctly phallic appearance. Not only did the 590-foot (180-meter) skyscraper go on to win an

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The architect charged with bringing China’s former capital back to life