Mark Byrnes

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JFK's Most Famous Terminal May Soon Be Transformed Into a Flashy Hotel

The Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center is finally, maybe, getting a second life.

David Pace

Setting Your Store Apart in a City Where Few People Can Read

Burkina Faso has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. Here's how vendors draw people into their architecturally repetitive kiosks.

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This Bizarre 1980s Atlanta Promo Video Celebrates ... Highways and Office Parks

It offers up strange collection of "urban amenities," including shopping malls, and "futuristic" buildings.

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You'll Hardly Recognize Dubai in This 1969 Flyover Film

This looks nothing like the glitzy metropolis we know now.

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One Japanese Man on Being Evicted for the Olympics Twice in One Lifetime: 'I Have a Kind of Grudge'

Tokyo's National Olympic Stadium is being rebuilt and expanded. That means Kohei Jinno, who lives one block away, will have to move. Again.

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How to Salvage a Capsized Cruise Ship

Inside the most expensive maritime wreck recovery ever.

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Orlando's CBS Affiliate Apologizes for Forcing Viewers to Watch the Jaguars

Due to NFL broadcasting rules, football fans in Orlando had to miss Sunday's Manning brothers showdown.

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An Awesome Floating Lantern, Made From 7,000 Plastic Bottles

The recyclable orb will float in a pool in Hong Kong and will mimic the phases of the moon.

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Vivid Scenes of Life Along the Scottish Border

Next year, Scots will get to vote for their independence from the UK. In border towns, the issue hasn't gotten too many people riled up.

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A Peek at How Taxis Actually Get Made

The uniquely British cab is being built in the UK again.

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Watch One World Trade Center Grow From 0 to 1,776 Feet in 2 Minutes

A timelapse video shows Manhattan's tallest building emerge.

Harry Enchin

What Early 1900s Torontonians Would Look Like on Today's Streets

One photographer merges old photographs of street life in Toronto with the same sites today.

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How North Korea Throws Itself a Birthday Party

It looks exactly like you'd expect.

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Riding the Dubai Metro Is Like Driving a Porsche

How to sell public transit in a city that loves its luxury cars.

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What Austerity Looks Like in Lisbon

The once-bustling capital is now floundering.

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What Do London's Tube Stations Taste Like?

One man with synesthesia has mapped it out.

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All You Really Need to Know About the 2020 Summer Olympics Bids

A cheatsheet on which city might be chosen as the next future host of the Summer Olympics—Tokyo, Madrid, or Istanbul.

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Well, This Is Certainly One of the Worst Public Bus Stories We've Ever Heard

In Detroit, a rider says a bus driver cursed at her and refused to let her off. And then things got really bad.

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A Dictator's Execution Spot, Now Open to Tourists

Romania reopened the site where Nicolae Ceausescu was shot, turning the former cavalry barracks into a museum.