• The Story Behind Frankfurt's New Old Town and how the Community Revived its Medieval Identity

    1 month ago - By Arch Daily

    Old town square romerberg with Justitia statue in Frankfurt, Germany. Image © Travelpixs via Shutterstock
    The architectural identity and urban fabric of the old city of Frankfurt has grown organically over centuries. Shops, bars, and craftsmen's workshops have always attracted a lot of visitors to the area between the Cathedral, or "Dom" in German, and the Römer, the main square in the center of Frankfurt. Historically, the area included buildings of many different styles, such as Gothic , Renaissance, Baroque and Classical architecture, which most locals only knew about from black and...
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  • Cities from US and Europe Seek to Ban Fossil Fuels in New Buildings

    Cities from US and Europe Seek to Ban Fossil Fuels in New Buildings

    1 month ago - By Arch Daily

    Boston skyline. Image © Michael Sean OLeary via Shutterstock
    Boston is the latest city to announce a city-wide plan that, if passed, would eliminate the use of fossil fuels in new constructions and major renovation projects. This measure expands upon the commitment to enact climate action and make Boston a Green New Deal city. Other US cities like New York , Los Angeles , San Jose, Seattle , and Berkeley have all imposed similar measures in recent years. Seven European cities - Bilbao , Bratislava , Dublin , Munich , Rotterdam, Vienna , and Winterthur - have also developed a project to...
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