What the Sydney Opera House almost looked like, and other alternative…

In 1758, 48 years before Napoleon commissioned the Arc de Triomphe, the architect Charles-François Ribart proposed constructing an elephant-shaped building on the very site where the future arc would stand. It's just one of the many possible alternatives for the familiar landmarks we see today. » 9/29/12 9:00am 9/29/12 9:00am

With the Golden…