Mark Byrnes

Capturing the Signs of a Changing D.C.—Before They Disappear

Where the biggest demographic shifts are happening along the city's Green line, the buildings are changing with them.

When America First Saw Itself in Color

A new book looks back at the Detroit Publishing Company's stunning Photochrom postcards. 

China's Latest Architectural Copycat: Egypt's Great Sphinx

Why travel to Giza when Shijiazhuang has its own noseless replica?

Countdown to Brazil's World Cup

From soccer-themed public art projects to social unrest, the FIFA tournament is already visible all over the country.

This Forgotten 1970s Collage Artist Now Seems Like He Saw the Future

Don ZanFanga was especially obsessed with the twin towers of the World Trade Center. 

How an Influx of Space Travelers Could Transform One New Mexico Town

Whenever Sir Richard Branson's "spaceline" is finally ready for business (soon, he says), Truth or Consequences will be the first place to notice. 

In Search of a New Era for Ambitious Chicago Architecture

An exhibit highlighting the city's rich history of architectural innovation also hopes to encourage big new ideas. 

Philadelphia's Tourist-Friendly Prison

Eastern State Penitentiary housed its last inmates in 1971. Since then, it's become a destination for visitors, art, and prison-era reunions.

Remembering Modernism's Go-To Landscape Architect

A photo exhibit of Dan Kiley's prolific career.

A Look Back at L.A.'s Union Station, on Its 75th Anniversary

A new exhibit looks at the history of the iconic structure through photographs and architectural drawings.

The Latest Pennsylvania Town That Can't Pay Its Bills

Times are so tough in Shamokin, City Hall had its gas cut off last month.

Whimsical Portraits of People and Their Cars

Catching up with the man fascinated by the relationship between humans and their personal vehicles.

Beautiful Photos of Mexico From Half a Century Ago

Bernard Plossu was the country's Kerouac, telling stories through his seemingly aimless travels.

In Israel, Turning Bomb Shelters Into Art

Sderot has about 200 shelters. A city initiative tries to turn them into something less foreboding.

Preserving One of the 1964 World's Fair's Few Remnants

Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion was designated a "National Treasure" earlier this week.

The Many Strange Faces of This Old Skyscraper

A unique look inside Manhattan's 101-year-old Woolworth Building.

Explaining Baltimore's Complicated Relationship With Its Sister Cities

Does that urban sibling connection mean anything at all?

Incredible Photos From L.A.'s Art Fair

A small preview of Paris Photo Los Angeles, taking place next week.

Catching and Saving Bucharest's Stray Dogs

More than 60,000 homeless canines roam the Romanian capital.