Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
These gas stations do a better job than most at catching the eye of the weary driver.
Millions of Muslims converge on the Saudi Arabian city.
It might take a minute to figure out that something's wrong with this short film.
The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.
The annual Clown Congress meets this week.
These vertical spaces could change how we grow.
Meet the Chicagoans who rescued it (and hundreds others) in what may be the most depressing job in the city.
Come one, come all!
Lighting that still lets you see the stars.
Architects honor New York's revered train station with a proposal that might make you want to dunk.
150 specialists, 750 buildings, 5,500 photographs, 100 years. Plus a crucial carrying case with a handle.
The celebration, which features massive face piercings, is not for the faint of heart.
Nissan researchers want to build a car with a human touch.
Artist Marlin Peterson improved the Seattle Center with frighteningly realistic (and large) daddy longlegs.
His new novel Back to Blood is set in Miami. But critics are split on whether he captures the essence of the city.
A photography project reminds us that soldiers surrendered and prisoners marched on the same streets we walk along every day.
The eternal dream of humankind – to enjoy room service while on the toilet – has finally come to fruition.
Over 60,000 pilgrims come each year to pray for forgiveness.