The Civil Courts Building and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Update: I wrote a more extensive article about this building at St. Louis Magazine. Many St. Louisans are aware that our great Beaux-Arts axis in downtown, the Civil Courts Building, is based off of the great Hellenistic Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.  The Mausoleum, located in modern-day Turkey (not Iraq, as a text panel in the courthouse…

Renovating Power Plants: An Example from London, England

I began thinking recently, in light of the demolition of the Venice Power Plant, how much better it would have been if another use could have been found for the massive building and its stunning open floor plan.  London, England, did just when it converted the old Bankside Power Plant into the Tate Modern Art…