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A Vast Universe of Olympics Ticketing Blunders

Spotty sales, an illegal black market, and corporate favoritism have marred the ticket buying process for this summer's games.

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Was London's Fancy Olympics Media Center Worth It?

The expensive, state of the art facility bears little resemblance to media accommodations for the 1948 "Austerity Games."

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They Built It, But the MLB Never Came

25 years after ambitious big league dreams, Buffalo is at peace with its own reality and the stadium that symbolizes it.

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A Personnel Shakeup as London Frets Over the Future of Olympic Park

Andrew Altman will step down as CEO of the London Legacy Development Corporation.

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Londoners Go To Court Over Olympics Missiles

Residents of an East London apartment tower are hoping the legal system will save them from having to host missiles on their roof during the Olympics.

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Beijing's Olympic Ruins

Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games should serve as a lesson to all cities that follow.

Mark Byrnes

You Can Now Travel the Really Boring Part of the Thames By Air

Is London's 'Emirates Air-Line' a total or partial waste of money?

Mark Byrnes

The Shard, London's Newest Outcast

Is Europe's newest tallest building "egomaniacal architecture" at its worst?

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London Mayor's Olympic Message to Tube Riders: 'There Is Going to Be Huge Pressure on the Transport Network'

Transit riders will get to hear the mayor's voice on their trips throughout the Olympics.

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Meet Seattle's 'Baby London Eye'

The city's newest attraction hopes to lure tourists to its waterfront despite a massive construction project nearby.

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London's Insane Olympics Hotel Rates Now Less Insane

As the Games approach and reality sets in for hoteliers, procrastinating tourists are starting to be rewarded.

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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.

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Can Heathrow Handle the Olympics?

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

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The Insurance Company That Thought Its Buildings Could Save Cities

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

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Remember the Automat

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

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How Road Maps Were Made in the 1940s

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

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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.

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An Artist Reinvents Architectural Photography via iPhone

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

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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.