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Lichtfaktor

Video of the Day: Whole Zoo of Glowing Animals Gets Loose in Cologne

A team of "light painters" make jellyfish, birds and a whale appear in this dazzling video from Germany.

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M1/DTW

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.

Villasana, Plasencia, et al.

Recycling Old Furniture by Coating It With Black Goop

Designers in the Mexican city of León try to revive an ailing industry with furniture best described as "oil-slick chic."

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David B. Smith Gallery

Out of Old Typeface, a City Is Born

Amazing pictures of an artist's handcrafted city.

Reuters

The Fuzzy Future of London's Olympic Stadium

The city's search for a post-games stadium occupant has been disappointingly fruitless so far.

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Shutterstock

Video of the Day: Birds-Eye London

A Mary Poppins-esque view of the city.

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KayaPress/YouTube

Useless and Defunct City Objects Should Be Called... 'Thomassons'

That's the word that Japanese artist Genpei Akasegawa has assigned to doors leading nowhere and driveways blocked by fences.

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Reuters

Scenes From the World's Tallest Tower

The Skytree debuts in Tokyo.

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Google Earth

What a Walkable City Should Look Like

A two-block virtual walk highlights Copenhagen's exceptional urban atmosphere.

REUTERS

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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Edible Bus Stop

An Urban Garden for Your Bus Stop

A London gardening project aims to plant food up and down a city bus line.

Reuters

A Weekend Rodeo Commemorates World War I

Some 357 cowboys will compete for $45,000 in prizes at the annual Falkland Stampede.

Revel Resorts

Can Revel Save Atlantic City?

New Jersey's gambling revenues have fallen every year since 2006. With its newest property, Atlantic City pins its hopes on luxury tourism.

Reuters

The NBA's Small-Market Disadvantage

Two teams from smaller metros are doing remarkably well in this year's playoffs. But big city franchises have typically dominated NBA titles.

YouTube

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.

Reuters

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.

CityFixer
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.