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A Sweeping Symbol of Modernity in Azerbaijan

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The Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan resembles a cresting wave—there are no straight lines on the structure’s curved, white surface. Constructed by British architect Zaha Hadid in 2012, the center’s unique shape is a symbol of modernity in the city of Baku, reflecting the present and the future in progress. Heydar Aliyev stands primarily as a venue for art exhibitions, and its stunning landscape is also popular backdrop for visiting and local Instagrammers alike.

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Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, 1967, Demolished 2014
(John M. Johansen)
It’s been a terrible month for the legacy of John Johansen. Just a few weeks after the Mummers Theater was demolished in Oklahoma City, his Mechanic Theater in Baltimore will meet the same fate beginning today. It will be removed to make way for two apartment towers, a development years in the making but depressing nonetheless.

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Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, 1967, Demolished 2014

(John M. Johansen)

It’s been a terrible month for the legacy of John Johansen. Just a few weeks after the Mummers Theater was demolished in Oklahoma City, his Mechanic Theater in Baltimore will meet the same fate beginning today. It will be removed to make way for two apartment towers, a development years in the making but depressing nonetheless.