Four Part Series On Architecture And Planning In Baghdad

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff examines Baghdad's architectural heritage the long road in rebuilding. [Includes slideshows.]
December 18, 2003, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Baghdad may once have rivaled Rome as a symbol of urban splendor, but most of its historic landmarks are gone. Many of the uniform beige subdivisions and drab commercial buildings constructed in the last 50 years are crumbling — an apt symbol of the failures of modernization. The city's ornate palaces are painful reminders of the authoritarian rule of Saddam Hussein, who is now in American captivity."

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Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times
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