Design

Associated Press

The Chicago Spire May Actually Get Built After All

Construction of the tallest tower in the western hemisphere ground to a halt in 2008. But it may be back on track, thanks to a new deal.

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A Fearlessly Crass Send-Off to a 650-Foot Smokestack

See if you can spot what went wrong in the media coverage of this Australian demolition.

POSH Stow and Go

How Much Would You Pay to Use a Luxury Bathroom in the Middle of Manhattan?

Soundproof toilets, baby changing stations, and showers, all cleaned by staff after each use.

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The Surprising Second Life of a Show Only Insomniacs Watched in 1980s Toronto

Perhaps you, too, remember Night Moves?

Library of Congress

Life Along Route 1 in the 1940s

What one photographer discovered documenting life between the Nation's Capital and the Mason Dixon Line.

Yoonjin Lee

Meet New York City's Unofficial Curator of Lost Stuff

Yoonjin Lee makes abandoned gloves and lip balm look like they're crying out for help.

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Anchorage Museum

Fascinating Art Inspired by the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'

Never has deadly marine debris looked so beautiful.

Reuters

Inside Wisconsin's Glorious Ice Caves

For the first time in five years, people can access this amazing wintertime phenomenon.

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What We Mean When We Say Hello

The curious geography of American greetings.

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Our Indispensable Guide for Cooling Your Overheated Apartment

Is your unit sweltering, even on the coldest days? We can help.

Anirvan Chatterjee/Barnali Ghosh

Valentines for Urban Planning Nerds

An alternative to cheesy Hallmark cards for the urban planner who zoned your heart.

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Watch This Man Snowboard Through New York City

The wildest morning commute.

OP-EN

What If We Covered the Burj Khalifa in a Big Condom?

A surreal architectural proposal would encase the world's tallest skyscraper in a fabric sheath.

Berks ARL

Very Adorable Pictures of Kids Reading to Homeless Cats

Your heart will melt.

Videos

Daredevil Russians Climb the World's Second-Tallest Skyscraper

And then because that wasn't enough, walk on a crane more than 2,000 feet above the pavement.

Kenguru

An Electric Car Designed Especially for People in Wheelchairs

It goes up to 25 miles per hour.

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Now You Can Experience the Nasty Stench of Cities Throughout History

Sniffing around a new Bay Area exhibit devoted to the smells of places from the modern day to the Middle Ages.

Courtesy Bay Bridge House

An Energy-Efficient House Could Be Built From the Bay Bridge's Scraps

One man's unusual proposal to recycle some of the 58,209 tons of bridge steel currently being dismantled.

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The Importance of a Giant Doughnut

Why Long Beach rallied to preserve a roadside icon.