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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.

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When an Earthquake Meets Truly Old Buildings

In northern Italy, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake makes a mess of Renaissance-era structures.

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Clever Promo of the Day: A 'Prometheus'-Themed Paris Metro Station

Closed since World War II, Saint-Martin's platform is currently being used to promote the new film.

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Beirut's 'Big Dance'

A dance initiative that encourages fitness and international connections.

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Charlie Chaplin Goes to the Beach

The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival is now underway.

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A Queen's Reign, Through Exhibit

At London's National Portrait Gallery, the Queen gets her close-up many times over.

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Havana's International Art Draw

Cuba's capital celebrates its 11th art biennial. 

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Small Business of the Day: Dallas's 'Anger Room'

Sign a waiver and pay a small fee, and you can destroy all sorts of furniture, electronics, even mannequins.

Reuters

A Celebration of Steampunk

A festival transforms Waltham, Massachusetts, into a place worthy of Jules Verne's admiration.

REUTERS/Ki Price

A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.

Tumblr of the Day: 'Being a Planner'

A Tumblr that explains the life of a planner through, what else, GIFs.

REUTERS/Lunae Parracho

Scenes from Brazil's Crack Epidemic

The country is struggling to stem the spread of the drug in its urban slums.

Loki Films

'Detropia' Offers a Bleak Vision of Detroit

The new documentary forces viewers to confront the city's rapid decline.

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The Uncertain Legacy of America's Pedestrian Malls

A look at some of America's most (and least) successful designs.

Deep Ocean Technology

Dubai Project of the Day: An Underwater Hotel

Is Dubai ready for wild real estate again? It seems like it.

REUTERS

A Sneak Peek at Berlin's New Airport

Germany's newest airport gets a test run before its June 3 opening.

Joe Freedman

Portland Product of the Day: An Artisan .GIF Maker

An artist wants to bring animated GIFs to life the old-fashioned way.

REUTERS/Susana Vera

What the Recession Looks Like in Spain

Images tell the story of the country's struggle to get its economy back in order.