Baghdad

New Exhibit Documents the Promise of Mid-Century Baghdad

Julie V. Iovine examines a new exhibition at the Center for Architecture in New York that seeks to capture the spirit of architectural possibility and optimism that defined midcentury Baghdad.

April 6, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

Baghdad Plans Slum Redevelopment

The city of Baghdad is looking to revitalize its Sadr City slum through a $10 billion, 10-year redevelopment plan.

January 26, 2010 - Reuters

The Gardens of Baghdad

This piece from The New York Times looks at the role of private gardens and public-facing landscaping in the city of Baghdad.

November 3, 2009 - The New York Times

Baghdad's Changing (U.S.) Demographics

The population is falling -- the population of U.S. troops stationed in Baghdad, that is.

July 4, 2009 - The New York Times

Baghdad Combats Street Beggars

Officials in Baghdad are instituting a new program to sweep beggars off the city's streets -- a number that has risen sharply since the U.S. invasion in 2003.

January 13, 2009 - Agence France Presse

The 'Undiplomatic' New U.S. Embassy in Iraq

The new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad embodies all of the negative connotations of the American presence in Iraq and provides an example of how not to build an embassy, according to Jonathan Glancey.

January 11, 2009 - Guardian

Riding the Baghdad Express

For about a month, commuter rail has been rolling in Baghdad. Where once there was danger, now there are commuters.

November 24, 2008 - Los Angeles Times

Le Corbusier's Baghdad Sports Complex Revealed

In the mid-1900s architect Le Corbusier designed a grand sports complex for Baghdad as part of the city's bid for the 1960 Olympics. That bid failed and the project was never built. Now, original drawings and designs are on display.

October 20, 2008 - Building Design

Amusement Park Planned for Baghdad

Investors are moving forward with plans to build an amusement park in Baghdad, arguing the Iraqi capital is in dire need of entertainment facilities. Many worry that security concerns will disrupt those plans.

April 24, 2008 - The Times

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