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This Huge Work of Street Art Looks Like a Hole to the Center of Earth

There’s a new portal to hell in Paris.

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

'San Andreas' and America's Infrastructure Crisis

It’s ridiculous disaster-porn, but with a surprisingly subtle statement on the structures that deserve our love.

Transport for London

The New London Tube Map Is Getting Some Serious Hate

The folks at CityMetric, at least, are far from pleased.

Bicycle Dutch

The Dutch (Of Course) Just Mastered Bicycle Parking

This is what it looks like when bikes are treated the way cars are.

Courtesy NFB

Explore the Digital Lives of Global Highrises in 'Universe Within'

The new interactive documentary, part of the HIGHRISE series produced by the National Film Board of Canada, makes its U.S. premiere on CityLab.  

Mad. Sq. Art

A Manhattan Park Turns Into a Surreal Jungle of Mirrors

It’s like time stopped during a carnival-funhouse explosion.

Perspectives on Psychological Science

Charting the Emotions of Every Room in the House

There’s “romance” in the master bedroom … and in the master bath.

Jerry Gretzinger

An Imaginary City, 50 Years in the Mapping

Jerry Gretzinger has been working on his 1,500-square-foot map for much of his life.

Charles Allen

Public Art That Isn’t Garbage, but Collects It

Washington's experiments in community art haven’t always been great. But a new project with the city’s public-works trucks reflects the real D.C.

You'll never have Paris.

Paris Has Had Enough of Your Love Destroying Its Bridges

Starting today, the city will begin removing “love locks” from the Pont des Arts, a bridge near the Tuileries garden.

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Manhattanhenge Is Upon Us. Is Your Soul Prepared?

Our predictions for this weekend. May God save New York City.

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Workplace Safety, as Demonstrated by Buster Keaton

Just months before his death, the silent film star starred in a gag-filled project for the Construction Safety Association of Ontario.

Hecht Kleeger & Damashek

The Ultimate Map of New York's Mean Streets

A new visualization, based on NYPD numbers, shows just how hazardous the city is for pedestrians.

Ryan Croft

10 Bikes Take Up the Same Space as 1 Car in London

As this photograph from Camden attests.


The Age of Every Building in Los Angeles, Mapped

A fascinating resource for lovers of city planning, made possible by open data.

L’autre Image

How Paris Is Trying to Fix One of the Worst Planning Decisions It Ever Made

The city is erecting a grandiose glass canopy over one of its most contested sites as part of a new culture and shopping complex.

NYU Langone Medical Center

Tattooed New Yorkers Report All Kinds of Nasty Skin Conditions

Researchers say going under the needle can sometimes mean rashes that last for months.

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

2 Dire Predictions About the 2022 Qatar World Cup

After Wednesday’s FIFA arrests, probes continue into upcoming games. But we already know it’s unconscionable to hold the World Cup in Qatar.


Toward the Peaceful Coexistence of Buses and Bikes

A design solution known as the “floating” bus stop is gaining attention in U.S. cities.