Mark Byrnes

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

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

The Promotional Video Olympics

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

New Stamps That Combine London's Architecture and Olympians

The Royal Mail unveils its newest Games-related stamps.

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.

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.

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.

London Heatwave Causes Problems for Olympics Tourists

Relatively high temperatures cause train problems and worsen ticket queues. 

For 'Fast Sausage and Mash,' a Cockney ATM

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

G4S Gets the Boot in Newcastle

Local vendors will replace the embattled Olympics security company at soccer venue St. James' Park.

London Mayor to Olympics Complainers: 'Put a Sock in It'

Boris Johnson hopes to quiet his naysayers.

Olympics Attendees May Wear All the Non-Sponsor Apparel They Wish

Despite what the LOCOG chief said on the radio, Pepsi and Nike gear will not be banned at the London games.

London Olympics Opening Ceremonies Changes Tied to Transportation Concerns

A few scenes have been trimmed to ensure all attendees will be able to catch the last trains home.

How Regulations Are Stifling Olympic Architects

Rules meant to protect sponsors prevent architects from winning awards for their Olympic facilities.

As Olympics-Only Lanes Near Opening, London Taxi Drivers Protest

Upset over being excluded from the lanes, some 200 London cab drivers blocked traffic in Parliament Square.

The Latest Pictures of London's Race to the Olympics

With only 10 days until the Opening Ceremonies, images from all over the city as it the Games draw ever closer.

Throughout England, Signs of Security Shortages

Dozens of G4S staff failed to turn up for guard duty at a Manchester hotel hosting Olympic athletes.

The Architecture of London's Olympics

London's architectural legacy from this summer's Games.

London's Bus Drivers Might Not Strike Before the Opening Ceremonies After All

After walking out last month, a deal could be signed by next week.

What Could Have More British Troops Than Afghanistan? The Olympics

The British Armed Forces could provide up to 16,500 personnel for the Olympics, 7,000 more than are in Afghanistan.