Take me to the Boom Boom Room! Inside the risqu hotel for 24-hour party people

Americas raciest hotel chain has turned a boring British department block into an Austin Powers-style crash pad end with retro celebration, leftie library and rooftop bathtubs. Groovy baby! When the salesclerks of Camden’s routes department were issuing parking punishments from…

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Sterile or stirring? Britain’s love-hate relationship with new towns

Paternalistic social engineering or make-Britain-great-again utopianism? A new archive film collection takes a look at the UKs contentious postwar towns ” People sometimes say to me,’ You must get a terrific kick out of having been responsible for a huge…

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How to Build, and Keep Building, a Cathedral Like Notre-Dame

The roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral wasn’t merely a roof. Sure, it restrained the rain out. But what burned apart in Paris in April was a technological marvel, the height–literally–of 12 th- and 13 th-century engineering. “If one supposes the emphasizes…

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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics will also…

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