Design

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Will Mumbai's Tallest Skyscraper Be Its Greenest Too?

The proposed 116-story Imperial Tower will offer a slew of sustainable options.

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Silicon Valley's Downtown Dilemma

Can the city densify and improve connectivity without losing its character and funky mix of ethnic eateries and small businesses?

Reuters

Bars Are the Secret to Thriving Downtowns: The Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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Beastie Boy Commemoration of the Day: Adam Yauch Park

No sleep til Brooklyn.

Videos

The Pittsburgh Pirates Videos That'll Make You Kind of Love the City

The baseball team ditched CGI ship fights for streetscapes and signature Pittsburgh imagery.

L.A. Wants to Turn Its Concrete 'River' Into a Real River

But bureaucratic snares and funding mishaps have jeopardized the process.

AKAA

The Best New Architecture in the Muslim World

From Indonesia to Morocco, twenty examples of great design via the Aga Khan Award shortlist.

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Clement Valla

The Dali-esque Anomalies Hidden in Google Earth

Because of a glitch in the way that Google "builds" infrastructure of Earth, a number of highways look like they are melting and twisting.

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Filip Dujardin

When the World's Best Photographers Tackle Their Surroundings

Landscape-inspired highlights from last weekend's Paris Photo Los Angeles art fair.

Reuters

One World Trade Center's Spire Gets Hoisted Atop the Building

A 400-foot tall spire will be attached for good some time in the next several weeks.

Chicago Cubs

What a 'Modernized' Wrigley Field Might Look Like

We're starting to get a better idea of how the home of the Chicago Cubs could change in the near future.

An Entire Century of Broadway Shows, Squished Into One Graphic

Steven Wong's visualization of Broadway's history shows the creeping influence of long-running musicals.

Riten Gojiya

Will the Personal Airship Be the Vehicle of the Future?

Probably not, although that hasn't stopped one Indian artist from designing a fantastic one.

Charles R. Wolfe

The Dynamic Potential of Urbanism Without Effort

Before applying any prescription, we need to first isolate spontaneous and latent examples of successful urban land use.

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360 Architecture

Marvel at the Atlanta Falcons' Ridiculously Over the Top New Stadium Proposal

Exhibit A: Seats that tremor with every bone-jarring, concussion-inducing hit the players experience in real life.

Courtesy of Brick City

How to Build an Urban Icon ... Out of LEGOs

Brick City, released today, offers models of buildings and infrastructure that span continents.

Noah Veltman

A History Tour of San Francisco's Street Names

Click on a street in this delightful interactive map, and a history lesson pops up.

Jacob/Flickr

16 Rules for 'Smarter' Smart Growth

It’s time to update the so-called 1990's-era "ten principles" that emphasize compact development, transportation choices, and so on.

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Nickolay Lamm

Here's What New York City Would Look Like in North Korea

An artist imagines the city with propaganda posters and limited lighting.