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An excellent piece of architecture can come to represent an entire city or country in our thoughts. When we think of France and Paris, how could our minds not turn to images of the Arc de Triomphe, that majestic work designed in 1806 that is so undeniably massive that someone once flew a biplane through it? Or perhaps you would think of the Eiffel Tower, that steel frame structure that dominates the city in postcards and photographs. Or, maybe still you will think of the strange glass pyramid of the Louvre?
This has been the case since ancient times – we associate great architecture with their locations – think of the seven wonders of the world, consider how the first thing people want to do in Egypt is go see the pyramids.
Architecture of such monumental scale has the power to change a country’s perception, both from the inside and to outsiders. Would America stand as such a beacon of belief in freedom (sometimes ironically, given their stance on issues such as gay marriage) without that mental image of the statue of liberty, a present many years ago from France? We don’t truly know the answer, but it is to these icons that our minds turn whenever they consider a country. NB