Ancient Syrian Architecture Coming to Times Square; Why Is the Pineapple a Symbol of Hospitality?

Posted On Thu, December 31, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, December 31, 2015 By In Daily Link Fix

  • 3D-printed replicas of the Temple of Bel’s arch, located in the Syrian city of Palmyra, are coming to London and NYC in April. The arch is the last remnant of the UNESCO site; Isis fighters destroyed the rest. [The Guardian]
  • Was the original Penn Station really so great? David Dunlap doesn’t think so. [NYT]
  • This video goes inside the surprisingly intense Times Square New Year’s Eve balloon factory. [Gothamist]
  • The hidden history of the housewarming pineapple. [Atlas Obscura]

Temple of Bel in 2009 (L)

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