Mark Byrnes

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.

Olympic City

After the Olympics, Documenting What's Left

Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack have been photographing former Olympic sites around the world.

National Archives

When the Original World Trade Center Was New

Forty years ago, the EPA's Documerica project captured the first weeks of life in Lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers debuted. 

Flickr/JonDigital

More Evidence That Marlins Park Was a Horrible Deal for Miami

The city still can't find tenants to fill up retail spaces along the stadium's parking garages.

Chris Bateman/BlogTO

Toronto's Gorgeous Old Street Signs Might Soon Be for Sale

The city receives hundreds of requests a year to purchase the signs.

Perlinger Archives

In 1954, Americans Were Told to Paint Their Houses to Increase Their Chances of Surviving an Atomic Bomb

How the paint and varnish lobby used the Cold War to sell property upkeep.

Golden State Warriors

Fresh Renderings of What San Francisco's New NBA Arena Might Look Like

Evolving designs for the Golden State Warriors' planned new home.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Luminous Shots of Grain Elevators Like You've Never Seen Them Before

A Buffalo light show aims to turn the city's symbols of decline into a flashy tourist draw.