Mark Byrnes

Is This Really Beijing's 'Most Outrageous Illegal Structure'?

Local officials say the mountainside villa on top of a Beijing apartment tower will be torn down in the next 15 days.

Rob Ford: Still Behaving Badly

Passer-bys say Ford was boozing it up in public Friday night. And reports of a "suspicious" after hours visit to a local jail last spring have surfaced.

Europe's New Tallest Residential Tower Doesn't Have a Functional Elevator

Thanks to a design flaw, the current lift can't reach the top half of the building. How does this even happen?

Seattle, Then and Now (1891 to 2013)

How the city evolved from a timber town to a high-tech powerhouse.

Striking Photos of Mongolia's Hillside Slums

Ulan Bator's explosive growth has left new residents without affordable housing, meaning 60 percent of the city lives in tent settlements off the grid.

Massive Flames Engulf Nairobi's Airport

International passengers are still stranded while officials come up with alternative plans.

Jamestown Really, Really Loves Lucy

It has the festivals, museums and many murals to prove it.

The Incredible, Explosive Growth of Chicago, As Seen Through Its Maps

See the first-ever map of the city, and how it evolved over a century.

The Depressing Stuff You'll Find Inside an Abandoned Inner City School

Travel back in time to Buffalo, 1979.

Glimpse the Absurd Parisian Ghost Town in the Middle of China

A luxury real estate developer in Hangzhou thought it could cash in on China's love for all things French. It hasn't worked out that way.

How North Korea Commissions Architects

Meet the Hong Kong architecture firm currently in favor with Kim Jong Un.

'Jesse Owens Was Here'

Berlin's 1936 Olympic Village once housed Nazis and Soviets. Today, there's an effort to convert the neglected site into a museum.

Meet the Aborigine Military Unit That Patrols the Most Dangerous Areas of Australia

NORFORCE surveils the country's sparsely populated northern coast and territories.

In 1968, San Francisco's BART Was Billed as a 'Dream for Tomorrow'

There's something almost hypnotic about this hippie-lite promotional video.

Baltimore, Then and Now (1911 to 2013)

A peek at how the city's changed on its 284th birthday.

How a Traffic Jam Became an International Incident

Gibraltar accuses Spain of inflicting "torture" through unnecessary delays at its border.

A Rare Glimpse of City Life in North Korea

There are Mercedes and Audis, along with bookstores, restaurants and well-swept but mostly empty streets.

This Guy's Never Met a Map He Didn't Want to Fix

Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."

Sneaking Inside the World's Multiplying McMansions

Martin Adolfsson photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.