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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá – an underground Roman Catholic church built in tunnels salt mine 200 meters underground in a Halite mountain near the town of Zipaquirá Colombia. It’s a pretty popular place among tourists and pilgrims. It is also a religious center and one of the most famous Catholic shrines in the country.
When Osaka’s baseball stadium closed its doors, it opened the door to a prime redevelopment opportunity in a new commercial district adjacent to Namba Train Station, the first stop from Kansai Airport. Given the location, owner Nankai Electric Railway asked Jon Jerde to create a gateway that would redefine Osaka’s identity.
Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur, India, constructed five astronomical observatories in his native territory of west central India. The observatories called “Jantar Mantars” incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale, have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world wide, yet remain largely unknown to the general public