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Michelangelo’s Jobsite Drawings

Reporting from Florence, Mark Luzio speculates on the work practices of a famous... More

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Helping Rebuild Notre Dame

This Vermont timber-framer is helping to restore the fire-damaged roof trusses of... More

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A One-Man Environmental Disaster

Meet Thomas Midgley, who within a 6-year span in the 1920's managed to invent both... More

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The Book of Trades

First published in 1568, this fascinating collection of woodcuts explores the... More

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A Roofing Slate Origin Story

Slate roof restoration expert Jeff Spencer on the unique history of the roof slate... More

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A Furious Sky: Hurricanes in America

The 2022 hurricane season, which ends this month, chalked up more tales of... More

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The Cocoanut Grove Fire, Lessons Learned

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S.... More

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California’s Forgotten ‘Big One’

The earthquake that devastated California's Fort Tejon in 1857 was one of the... More

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A New Copper Top

A Cape Cod contractor takes an innovative approach to replace the tapered... More

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A Look at 20th-Century Architecture and Building Catalogs From England

From an 1880s guide to decorative toilets to documents on steel, page through... More

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