President Donald Trump announced the construction of a “National Garden of American Heroes” to honour iconic figures through history. The president announced the executive order for the garden while railing against protesters who have in recent weeks pushed for cities and institutions across the US to topple monuments to Confederate […]
President Donald Trump described Americans tearing down and defacing monuments “vandals,” “agitators” and even “terrorists” in a taped interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday evening. The president also promised “retribution” for those who continue to go after monuments, which protesters have targeted for glorifying racism. “Every night we’re going […]
The US military has activated around 400 National Guard troops to defend “key monuments” in Washington, DC amid ongoing protests, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement. Troops will be unarmed and serving as a “uniformed deterrence,” supporting local law enforcement in a “civil disturbance and security role.” The Guard […]
President Donald Trump is threatening protesters toppling and vandalizing statues with up to ten years in prison, citing a law designed to protect memorials honouring veterans. The Veterans’ Memorial Preservation Act states that anyone who damages or destroys a statue, plaque, or monument honouring a veteran for their service in […]
Statues of Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and the Cenotaph war memorial in London have all been encased in boxes ahead of Black Lives Matter protests. The move comes after the base of Churchill’s statue was sprayed with “was a racist” underneath his name in earlier protests. Churchill’s statue has been […]
Across the US and Europe, anti-racism protesters have been tearing down and defacing monuments dedicated to colonialists and Confederate soldiers. Protesters have been reclaiming the monuments with messages to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to signify contempt for police, after the death of George Floyd sparked international protests […]
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people stayed home in 2020. This spring, tourist attractions, theme parks, and famous landmarks made history by shuttering their doors for the first time in decades. Come fall, many had reopened, but with strict new protocols in place, like capacity limits, temperature checks, and […]
Rising sea levels, climbing global temperatures, and extreme weather conditions have scientists concerned about the fate of the world’s landmarks. A group of researchers recently developed a Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) that helps determine which World Heritage Sites face the most precarious future. Landmarks that are in danger include the […]
Washington, DC is home to America’s most historical landmarks. These landmarks attract thousands of visitors, but also have secrets and interesting backstories. A hidden crypt, a “whispering gallery,” and moon rocks can be found in DC. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. […]
Not all monuments are universally beloved. While some simply took a while for locals to come around to, others still inspire controversy. That could be due to their subject matter, their histories, or their appearance. Monuments dedicated to Christopher Columbus are coming under fire for memorializing a polarising figure. Visit […]
Many iconic monuments are worth the trek to see them in your lifetime, but unfortunately a lot of them aren’t. Some of the most famous monuments across the globe are nothing short of disappointing. Whether it’s the crowds, costs, or the monuments themselves, the reality of many popular tourist attractions […]
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The brutalist war memorials found throughout the former Yugoslavia were weird enough when they were built in the 1960s and 70s. Today, separated by the end of an architectural movement and the disintegration of the country, they seem almost alien. Belgian photographer Jan Kempenaers treats them purely as artistic objects […]