A quick escape from the burdens of political reality: what’s happening around the
world architecturally. Imaginative leaps in every direction from a building on wheels to another
shaped like a phoenix, many environmentally innovative as well. And a museum dedicated
to lynchings and a school that teaches children to read and write in their native language as well as English...from Santiago Calatrava's Oculus to the Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel, these structures go above and beyond their vertical height in redefining the ever-changing world of architecture.