The World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens in Portugal

Suspended 574 feet above Portugal’s Paiva River, the 516 Arouca pedestrian suspension bridge stretches nearly 1,700 feet and sets a new record for length in the category. Built by Conduril and designed by Studio Itecons, the steel and concrete construction connects parts of the UNESCO-recognized Arouca Geopark (a popular outdoor location known for its greenery) gorges and an enchanted length of wooden walkway. Read more …

Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life

Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working double-time to identify and catalog scents that exist all around us—from the smell of an old book, to a pub at a particular time of night, and worn-in leather. Many of these are disappearing right under our noses. For example, as we collectively move deeper into a digital age, books are being read on phones …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The end of the VW beetle, celebrating iconic NYC dive bar Max Fish, robots, rockets and more

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright Works Added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List In a serial nomination, inscribed as “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” eight major works of the beloved architect join UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This is the first recognition of modern American architecture by the cultural organization. To coordinate the conservation efforts, the Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage Council has been formed. The …