Design

Folk Art Museum

New York's Beloved Folk Art Museum May Be Spared From the Wrecking Ball

The MOMA reconsiders its plan to demolish the building after a fierce opposition campaign.

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Why Did the Ostrich (or Snake, or Llama) Cross the Road?

9 adorable images of animals wandering the streets.

Kaid Benfield

The Kind of Genius It Takes to Create Unique, Memorable Spaces

The fight against places that lack character and distinctiveness.

Wikimedia Commons

Record-Breaking Insect of the Day: The Greater Wax Moth

It can detect sounds of up to 300kHz. To compare, the teenagers chilling outside the 7-11 can hear a pathetic 20kHz.

Reuters

Beijing's Creepy, Abandoned Theme Park Is Finally Coming Down

Once, developers dreamed of building "the largest amusement park in Asia." But no longer.

Perlinger Archives

In 1954, Americans Were Told to Paint Their Houses to Increase Their Chances of Surviving an Atomic Bomb

How the paint and varnish lobby used the Cold War to sell property upkeep.

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How You Cross the Street Largely Depends on Where You're From

French pedestrians take more "risks" at crosswalks than the Japanese, says a new study.

Photos

How the Highway Killed Washington's Waterfront

And how the city plans to bring it back to life.

Golden State Warriors

Fresh Renderings of What San Francisco's New NBA Arena Might Look Like

Evolving designs for the Golden State Warriors' planned new home.

10 Playgrounds That Would Put Your Childhood Hangout to Shame

Gigantic crocheted alligators, luminous glowing water spurts, and more.

Mr Jones Watches

A Watch That Tells You 16 Different Times at Once

The analog face of the "Time Traveller" displays the time in 16 of the world's 24 time zones using famous city landmarks.

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Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Luminous Shots of Grain Elevators Like You've Never Seen Them Before

A Buffalo light show aims to turn the city's symbols of decline into a flashy tourist draw.

Maps
Sarah Lawrence

Delicious Map of the Day: A Pizza Map of All the Pizza Places in Atlanta

Sarah Lawrence, a design student, also created a cake map of the city's bakeries.

National Archives

40-Year-Old Images Show East Boston Grappling With an Expanding Logan Airport

The photographer, while visiting the site again in 2010 said, "none of this is familiar."

AS+GG

Will Mumbai's Tallest Skyscraper Be Its Greenest Too?

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

Wikimedia Commons

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.

Flickr/TheeErin

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.