This photo shows the Federal Reserve in Washington. File/AP
President Donald Trump, with only a month left in office, issued an order on Monday that future federal buildings must be “beautiful” and preferably built in the Greco-Roman classical style.
The executive order stopped short of an earlier draft that drew the ire of some architects in seeking to ban construction not done in the neo-classical style, typified by the White House, Capitol and Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
Instead, the order on “promoting beautiful federal civic architecture” decrees that classical and “other traditional” styles “should be encouraged instead of discouraged.”
Trump’s order takes aim at federal buildings built after the 1950s, saying that the capital Washington, now features a “discordant mixture” and that the government has “largely stopped building beautiful buildings.”
While Trump’s order is welcomed by traditionalists who favor the iconic columned buildings dotted around Washington and replicated in many states, the American Institute of Architects said it “unequivocally opposes” the initiative.
“Communities should have the right and responsibility to decide for themselves what architectural design best fits their needs,” the institute’s CEO Robert Ivy said in a statement, vowing to work with incoming President-elect Joe Biden.
“Though we are appalled with the administration’s decision to move forward with the design mandate, we are happy the order isn’t as far reaching as previously thought.”
Trump, a real estate developer before becoming president, is primarily associated with construction of modern buildings using glass, steel, and gold-tinted decor.
A snarling warning from US President Donald Trump ahead of trade talks with China rattled stock markets on Tuesday, as brewing no-deal Brexit worries also roughed up the pound and Irish bonds again.
For the first time since the Great Recession a decade ago, the US Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates, shoring up America’s defenses as the global economy weakens.
European and US stocks climbed on Friday as investors kept a watch on developments at a G20 summit in Japan, where US President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are due to hold key trade talks.
XPENG said on its Twitter, “GITEX, here we come! Our first group of XPENG X2 test pilots just took off for GITEX Global in sunny Dubai.￼
Minister of Tolerance and Co-Existence Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has reiterated the commitment of the UAE leadership and its people to the pursuit of acceptance, forbearance, brotherliness and friendship.
In the details, a witness recorded in the video clip, a Kuwaiti citizen assaulting the worker, while he grabbed him by his clothes and beat him, shouting in his face, “a swindler.”
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, said: “We are working to achieve integration in our efforts to protect society from risks and facilitate trade movement not only at the local level but also at the global level, in cooperation with the security authorities in the relevant entities to present an international unique model that distinguishes Dubai on the world map”.