Mark Byrnes

Mark Byrnes

Buffalo Residents Team Up to Buy Old Train Station a $3,000 Gift

Happy holidays, Central Terminal.

China's Emerging Architectural Style

The country's building boom has given rise to a look that's fresh but also uniquely Chinese.

YouTube/PBS

9 Years Later, Nobody Misses the Concorde

In hindsight, supersonic commercial travel turned out to be a very brief period in the history of aviation.

Reuters

The Islanders' Move: A Harbinger of Suburban Decline?

The Islanders asked Long Island for a more urban stadium. Voters refused, and the rest is history.

Kanner Architects

The World's Least Boring Gas Stations

These gas stations do a better job than most at catching the eye of the weary driver.

Arquitectonica

16 Parking Garages Worth Looking At

Miami may be the international hub of memorable parking, but it’s not the only city sporting glitzy garages.

MOCA Cleveland

In Cleveland, a Flashy New Museum But an Even Better Neighborhood

A new art museum debuts in Cleveland's University Circle, a part of town that has avoided much of the city's economic struggles.

The Architectural Legacy of Spain's Building Boom

In the first decade of the 21st century, Spain was defined by bold building. But the recession has brought the country's architectural ambitious to a halt.

Flickr/Bobolink

Canada's Rail System May Have Peaked...in 1968

The Turbo train once took riders between Toronto and Montreal in less than 4 hours. Now all we have left are these incredible promotional videos.

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The Outsized Legacy of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium

Camden Yards may have been a groundbreaking project, but plenty of locals still long for a less stylish sports past.

Facebook/MediaCityUK

Television as Urban Regeneration: Manchester's MediaCityUK

BBC is decentralizing to Northern England as part of a sweeping urban redevelopment project. Can it bring some of London's prosperity with it?

Wikimedia Commons

How a Political Convention Helped Save America's First Modernist Skyscraper

In 2000, the RNC unwittingly became a preservationist force in Philadelphia.

REUTERS

The Promotional Video Olympics

The ridiculous advertisements for Paris, Moscow, and New York make us think London deserved the win.

YouTube/HatTrickDesign

New Stamps That Combine London's Architecture and Olympians

The Royal Mail unveils its newest Games-related stamps.

Nike

Not an Official Sponsor, Nike Still Gets More Attention Than Adidas at Olympics

The athletic apparel company gives other Londons publicity as it continues its tradition of ambush ads.

REUTERS

Tony Blair Says We Should Wait a Decade Before Judging the 2012 Games

The former Prime Minister, now an Olympics legacy consultant, advises patience when it comes to evaluating the impact of the Games.

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Cardiff Shopkeepers Worry the City's Homeless Will Leave a Bad Impression

Retailers in the Welsh capital have asked local police to enforce an 1824 law that bans sleeping or begging on public streets.

REUTERS

London Heatwave Causes Problems for Olympics Tourists

Relatively high temperatures cause train problems and worsen ticket queues. 

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For 'Fast Sausage and Mash,' a Cockney ATM

One company will offer Olympics visitors ATMs equipped with the East London dialect.