Modern Architecture History

  1. Architecture History of Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

    The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris, designed primarily by architect Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 after his victory over the Third Coalition at Austerlitz in 1805 to celebrate not only that event but his other victories. Construction took one year from 1807 to 1808 and completed  a year ahead of schedule. The location chosen by Chalgrin was originally intended as a monumental entrance to the Tuileries palace that was destroyed by fire purposefully set in 1871 during the Paris Commune.


  2. New Town, Edinburgh Architecture History

    New Town, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland within the United Kingdom.


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