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In Defense of Pruitt-Igoe

A new documentary explores an overlooked truth - that the infamous housing project was once a very good thing.

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The Changing Fate of Hockey's Oldest Arenas

Most of the original arenas have been turned into surface lots, but Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens managed an impressive rebirth.

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QR Codes in Truly Strange Places

An interview with Brad Frost, who collects photos of QR code absurdity.

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40 Years of Las Vegas Sprawl, as Seen From Space

NASA images show the desert city's massive growth spurt.

You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

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Watch What Happens When East London Potholes Become Mini-Gardens

An aesthetically pleasing if not quite street legal approach to fixing East London's potholes.

What Cornell's Roosevelt Island Campus Might Look Like

Cornell has chosen six firms to submit designs for its new campus. Here's a look at university projects they've worked on in the past.

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What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

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The Paris-ification of Hanoi

The legacy of French imperialism can be seen in the Vietnamese city's vibrant street life.

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Infographic of the Day: Growth in a Shrinking St. Louis

Decisive evidence that light rail makes neighborhoods more appealing, at least in St. Louis.

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The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs

Even the most mundane pieces of infrastructure don't have to be boring.

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The Scourge of 1970s-Era Office Towers

Two Rust Belt cities grapple with architectural obsolescence. 

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10 Super Strange Tourism Videos

From small towns in America to entire nations in Asia, tourism boards provide the Internet with video gems (whether they mean to or not).

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Scenes From Europe's Frozen Cities

A photographic tour of the freezing cold consuming much of the continent.

Postcard From Venice

Frozen canals, a fake holy water racket, and more news from the "City of Water."

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An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy

Decades after colonialism, Asmara has embraced the buildings Italy left behind.

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How Mussolini Influenced Qaddafi's Vision for Tripoli

In Libya's capital, one dictator's ideas followed the next.

Portfolio of the Week: 5468796 Architecture

A Winnipeg-based firm on the city's budding architecture scene.

Rochester, New York: Then and Now, Through Video (1963 to 2012)

How the claims in a promotional video stack up today