Mark Byrnes

Reuters

A Short History of the World's First Retractable Stadium Roof

In 1989, Toronto unveiled the SkyDome to much pomp and circumstance.

Library of Congress

'Staaten Eylandt' and Other Awesome Spellings on Original Maps of New Netherland

A look at early renderings of the U.S. East Coast, courtesy of the Dutch.

Matthew Picton

These Funky 3D Paper Maps Bring a City's History to Life

Artist Matthew Picton evokes specific historical events or time periods with the art, text, even paper he chooses to use.

Reuters

Devastating Photos of Central Europe's Massive Floods

Devastating photos of the massive floods, which have killed at least 8 people. Thousands more have been evacuated.

Mark Byrnes

Detroit's Famously Decaying Old Train Station Has 5 New Windows and No One Knows Why

You have to start somewhere, we guess?

Reuters

Rio's Santa Marta Slum Attracts a Slew of Famous Visitors

Add Vice President Joe Biden to a list that includes Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Jackson.

Library of Congress

A Charming Look Back at the Opening of the 91-Year-Old Lincoln Memorial

"This memorial is less for Abraham Lincoln than for those of us today and for those who follow after."

Detroit Institute of Art

Under Threat of Municipal Bankruptcy, the Detroit Institute of Arts Readies for a Fight

The museum is threatening to play hardball if it's ordered to auction off its assets to help the city pay off its massive debt.

Vicki Moon

Finding the Hidden Beauty in Liquor Stores and Cheap Motels

A photographer seeks out L.A.'s less glamorous side.

YouTube

Scary Footage of the Train Derailment That Rocked Baltimore

The impact could be felt at least 21 miles away.

In the Amazon, Natives Fight to Stop Brazil's Next Big Dam

A group of local tribes halted construction on the Belo Monte Dam for the second time this month.

Fred Gonzales/City of San Antonio

A Public Art Installation Bridges the Gap Created by an Overpass

A conversation with the Arizona-based duo behind San Antonio's "Ballroom Luminoso," among other projects.

Reuters

Brazil's Most Expensive New Stadium Faces Its First Test

Demolished and rebuilt, Brasilia's Mane Garrincha National Stadium is almost ready.

Artemy Lebedev

The Evolution of Moscow's Subway Maps

A collection of the city's subway maps since 1935.

He Shi/Connective Corridor

Imagining Syracuse Without Its Elevated Highway

Syracuse University students are tackling the issue at the same time as the state DOT.

Flickr/dbcnwa

Atlanta's Getting a Ferris Wheel

The city has approved plans for SkyView Atlanta, scheduled to debut next month.

Steve Vorderman/Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

The state that helped bring design to the masses reflects on its legacy with an upcoming symposium and exhibit.

Héctor Mediavilla

Inside Mexico City's Chaotic Underground Rush Hour

A photographer captures the routine madness of Mexico's largest subway system.

HKS Architects/Minnesota Vikings

Price Tag Aside, There's a Lot to Admire About the Designs for the New Vikings Stadium

America's next $1 billion stadium will be in Minneapolis. This one is actually pretty cool.