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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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Nude Portrait of Canada's Prime Minister Inspires Censorship

Get your eye bleach handy, folks.

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OMA/Jim Gourley

Construction Finally Ends at CCTV's Beijing Headquarters

After many setbacks, Rem Koolhaas's  "reinvention of the skyscraper" is nearly ready to open.

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Marcus Laws

When a Music Scene Leads to a Boom

As Denton, Texas's music festival grows in popularity, so does interest in the town itself.

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Sam Wolson

Finding Relief in the World's Most Congested City: A Sunday Afternoon on São Paulo's Minhocão

Scenes from a highway reclaimed by the city's pedestrians and cyclists.

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An Object That Domesticates Ivy

The 'Parramyd' provides a framework for your vine-like plants to grow.

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Charlie Chaplin Goes to the Beach

The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival is now underway.

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In Rotterdam, a Promenade Built By the People

Constructing a piece of urban infrastructure that otherwise might have not been built for a generation.

Micheline Maynard

Downtown Toledo's Minor League Mojo

Minor league ballparks can thrive when combined with a passionate local sports culture and an already improving downtown.

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Heart-Stopping Art of the Day: Giant Inflatable Tentacles

An artist from the U.K. makes it look as if buildings are being strangled by a malignant Kraken.

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A Chair as Adaptive Reuse

A Brooklyn-based woodshop has made a lounger out of a New York City water tower's reclaimed timber.

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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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The Two Towers of London's Olympic Misgivings

An army missile turret and the unveiling of The Orbit have dominated U.K. headlines this week.

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The Limits of Density

Denser cities are more productive, more innovative, and more energy efficient. But only up to a point. 

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Eviction of the Day: Milan's Occupied Skyscraper

The artists behind the MACAO project have officially been given the boot.

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When a Bubble Becomes a Building

At a new festival in Rotterdam, the world's most fragile and temporary pavilion. 

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Havana's International Art Draw

Cuba's capital celebrates its 11th art biennial. 

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Just How Bad Is Noise Pollution for Our Health?

At best, noise is distracting. But the distraction can have significant consequences.

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David Schalliol

The Midwest's Rebuild Era, in Pictures

A sociologist and an urban historian document the community activism reshaping some of the cities hardest hit by the great recession.