The new headquarters of the People's Daily is only the latest example of the capital's unusual architecture.
The proposed learning center looks like a blimp got stuck in a rubbish bin.
Birdhouse apartments, hanging human-sized nests, and other wonders are all featured in a gorgeous new book by Barcelona-based Loft Publications.
Since 2001, more than 300 million trees in Texas have perished due to insufficient rainfall and human water usage.
One of America's most iconic bridges, letter by letter.
It took 50 years for the city to get a subway, so it's no surprise the mayor who pulled it off got all the credit.
This video is guaranteed to make your legs tingle.
Few are certain of Afghanistan's future once foreign troops leave. Four Kabul investors went ahead and built a water park anyway.
"People in the neighborhood would probably not mind seeing it used for something different."
The city wants to replace its century-old gas lamps with LEDs, but preservationists are crying foul.
Photographer Philip Jarmain has spent years slipping into Detroit's historically significant abandoned spaces, now prey to scrap thieves, fire bombers, and municipal bulldozers.
A town of 52,000 people has called the famous bridge its own since 1971.
NYC's art-punk golden age, Chapel Hill's indie-rock community, and Memphis's Stax Records all declined in about the same way: The underdogs became the establishment.
A super useful piece of furniture for the outdoor urban living room.
The elusive graffiti artist speaks out.
Starbucks says it just invented the "Duffin." But a well-known tea shop has been selling them for a while.
A Star Destroyer from George Lucas's fevered imagination, perhaps?
Architect Azin Valy created street chic dresses, bags, and scarves that incorporate aerial views of cities around the world.
On its independence day, a look around the country's lingering ethnic tensions.