Mark Byrnes

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Inside London's Athletes-Only Neighborhood

With limited public access until the games conclude, a preview of London's Olympic Village.

REUTERS

Can Heathrow Handle the Olympics?

Lengthy waits at customs cause concern as Olympic-related traffic begins.

Flickr/ dsearls

The Insurance Company That Thought Its Buildings Could Save Cities

Why Prudential thought it could save America's downtowns through its own decentralization.

Wikimedia Commons

Remember the Automat

Once a staple of the Manhattan lunch scene, the automat sees new life as a replica for an exhibit about lunch.

Prelinger Archive

How Road Maps Were Made in the 1940s

An educational film from Chevrolet explains what it took to make an accurate map.

Flickr/DevinF

The Toughest Re-Use: Grain Elevators

Not easy to convert, some cities still manage to find new ways to bring life to their abandoned grain elevators.

Lynette Jackson

An Artist Reinvents Architectural Photography via iPhone

An Atlanta-based telecommunications professional creates stunning design pieces using only her phone.

Flickr/ Diego3336

Can Niagara Falls Grow Again?

Despite being home to a world famous tourist attraction, Niagara Falls, New York, is in danger of no longer being considered a city.

Mark Byrnes

After Years of Controversy, a Museum Urbanizes

Long hidden in the suburbs, a world-famous art collection gets a new home in downtown Philadelphia.

Blue Sky Mausoleum

Frank Lloyd Wright Hated Cities, Which Might Explain Why Americans Love Him

On his 145th birthday, a look back at Wright's legacy.

YouTube/adamweissblatt

Dead Pipe Dream of the Day: Syracuse's 'Destiny USA'

It's surely just as well.

University of Pittsburgh

What Pittsburgh Looked Like When It Decided It Had a Pollution Problem

Photographs from the 1940s of the Steel City as it began to address its notoriously smoky air.

Flickr/warrenski

The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.

Flickr/James D. Schwartz

Rant of the Day: Washington's Bikeshare Is for Smug Socialists

A local journalist offers a strange diatribe against D.C.'s bikeshare program.

REUTERS

When a City Becomes a Race Track

Photos of the Monaco Grand Prix, a race that turned the city's streets into a driver's playground.

Flick/Dave Hogg

The End of the Domed Stadium

Once seen as a civic gem, demand for a permanently enclosed stadium has dwindled.

Patrick Cummins

A Timeline of Storefronts

A Toronto photographer tracked the same addresses over four decades to tell his city's changing story.

M1/DTW

Portfolio of the Week: Detroit's M1/DTW

An interview with architect Christian Unverzagt of M1/DTW, who uses Detroit's history and resources to create better designs.

Reuters

Scenes From the World's Tallest Tower

The Skytree debuts in Tokyo.