Design

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Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.

Postcard From Berlin

Nazi-stolen art is returned, and more news.

Chicago’s Overshadowed Chef Gets His Moment

Paul Kahan finally gets the recognition he deserves.

Maps

A Fantasy Transit Map for San Francisco

A chat with the cartographer who dreamed up this latest entry into the aspirational transit future genre.

Videos

Recycling Victory of the Day: The Poo-Powered Tuk Tuk

A three-wheeled rickshaw powered by animal waste, courtesy of the Denver Zoo.

Photos

The Glorious Return of the World's Smallest Street-Legal Car

How would you like to own a car so compact that you could pick it up and carry it into your apartment at night?

Photos

Scenes From Above: A Former Steel Plant in Buffalo Goes Green

Decades since Bethlehem Steel shut down, the site sees small bits of new life.

Videos

The Cult of the Tokyo Arcade

A video that examines the insular and mysterious arcade culture of Japan.

Postcard From Sanabis

An armchair barricade, and more news.

The Convoluted Path to Ending Los Angeles's Mural Ban

Lawsuits and questions about the true nature of murals have confounded L.A. for a decade.

Image of the Day: Grand Central's New Look

One of America's most famous train stations gets a new logo.

Videos

Is Dan Gilbert Too Tacky to Be Loved By Detroit?

The entrepreneur is almost single-handedly reviving downtown Detroit, but his design choices are under fire.

The Case for Skyscrapers Made of Wood

Wood is cheaper and more energy-efficient than steel. Should we be using it to build skyscrapers?

Postcard From Bucharest

A bride with a 1.85-mile train.

BMW Guggenheim Cancels Its Berlin Exhibition Amid Threats of Violence

Left-wing activists threatened to "derail" the project, arguing it would speed gentrification.

Dramatic Skyline Change of the Day: Cape Town May Grow Up

The city's building height restrictions are under review.

Videos

Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

A roundup of some of our favorite city-based tilt-shift videos.

Photos

The Cathedral as a Minimalist Bookstore

The new store will preserve many of the 13th century church's most striking features.

Postcard From Colombo

Monks protest a United Nations resolution.