Design

Flags for the Fallen

The country prepares for Memorial Day.

This Is What the Scar From a Tornado Looks Like Through a Suburban Town

Aerial images of destruction on a stunning scale.

Has the Golden Gate Bridge Been Ruined by These 'Ugly' Sculptures?

Some San Franciscans are not happy about the new public art at Crissy Field, which they claim obstructs views and looks like "giant steel droppings."

Brazil's Most Expensive New Stadium Faces Its First Test

Demolished and rebuilt, Brasilia's Mane Garrincha National Stadium is almost ready.

Maps

The Evolution of Moscow's Subway Maps

A collection of the city's subway maps since 1935.

Why You Can't Be Blasé About the Next World's Tallest Building

Zhang Yue's dream to reinvent urban life.

Tea Time in Syria

Arresting images of the ordinary amid devastating war.

Is Beirut's Reputation for LGBT Tolerance a Myth?

The presence of Syrian refugees may have also played a role in a recent crackdown on gay bars.

Photos

Imagining Syracuse Without Its Elevated Highway

Syracuse University students are tackling the issue at the same time as the state DOT.

Atlanta's Getting a Ferris Wheel

The city has approved plans for SkyView Atlanta, scheduled to debut next month.

Photos

Miami's Newest Proposed Tourist Attraction: A Gigantic Fake Sun

The giant artificial orb would sit in the middle of the harbor and change color throughout the day to replicate solar effects.

Barclays Center Is So Special, It Even Has Its Own Specially Engineered Smell

The unique, highly engineered scent of citrus or lemons, or "a brand new Benz," depending on who you ask.

Photos

Photographic 'Love Letters' to New York and London

Daniella Zalcman blends images of the two cities in a way that's both fantastical and haunting.

The Lost Art of Luggage Labels

A look back at the miniature pieces of graphic art that once defined travel.

Addictive Geography Game of the Day: A Place-Guessing Challenge for Specific Cities, Parks, and More

Plus thematic challenges!

We're Constructing Dams at a Terrifying Rate

According to a new report, there are now 48,000 "large" dams around the planet.

Photos

A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

The state that helped bring design to the masses reflects on its legacy with an upcoming symposium and exhibit.

Scenes From San Francisco's Berserk Street Race, Bay to Breakers

You know you're at a special party when there's a nude man who's waxed his whole body except for a chest-hair smiley face.

Photos

Into the Water Tower, With Flair

For six weeks this spring, an illegal Manhattan cocktail lounge gave 700 strangers a night they'll never forget.