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Baltimore vs. San Francisco, a Stupid Allegory Waiting to Happen

The gritty Ravens take on the laid-back 49ers.

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Watch a Locksmith Do His Work in New York's Smallest Free-Standing Building

"I wanna see a guy with an MBA in business, give him 125 square feet. He wouldn't be able to do it."

Philip Gould

What Super Bowl Fans Can Expect From the Revamped Superdome

$185 million in renovations buys you a pretty snazzy facility.

Squidsoup

Virtual World of the Day: A Luminous Light Show of 8,000 Orbs

Just... wow.

The View from the Shard

When a View Costs More Than Dinner

Observation decks can be good business, and The Shard in London hopes to cash in.

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Landscape Architects: Please Don't Call Us 'Architects'

There's an important distinction here!

Oiio Architecture Office

Imagine One of New York's Most Famous Buildings, 13 Stories Higher

Architects propose a massive expansion as a cheeky critique of the preciousness of iconic buildings.

Why Is 'Authenticity' So Central to Urban Culture?

The more alike our cities and neighborhoods become, the harder we try to stand out.

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Is San Francisco Really America's Next Title Town?

Despite the success of this season, the city has a ways to go before joining the superstar ranks of Boston or Green Bay.

Katie Chu

In Search of 'Eldertopia'

Architecture and planning schools are finally focusing on designing homes and communities we can age into.

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On Second Thought, Maybe Accepting $5 Million to Erect a Statue of a Foreign Dictator's Dad Isn't Such a Great Idea

Mexico City's surreal adventure with Heydar Aliyev.

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Europe's Largest Fire Festival Culminates in a Boat Burning Bonanza

Up Helly Aa lights up Scotland.

Videos

An Artist's Ode to How Huge Fixed-Gear Bikes Have Become in Kuala Lumpur

Zoning out to this fixie's psychedelic flickering provides waves of delicious zen.

Maps
Facebook Data Science

Almost No One in the Western U.S. Is Rooting for the Ravens, According to Facebook Data

One more American divide to examine, ahead of Super Bowl XLVII.

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How Pocket Green Space Can Transform a State Capital

A look at Hartford, Connecticut.

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City Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions

A new study finds that urban minds don't pay as much attention to their surroundings unless they're highly engaging.

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The Secret to Harbin's Tourism Success: A Las Vegas-Style Snow Festival

China's northern-most city is dark and freezing most of the time. But it draws crowds with gigantic sculptures, light and ice shows, even tigers.

Videos

The Graffiti Artist Trying to Tag Every Surface in New York City

"I like good vandalism but you gotta know where to put it -- that's key."

Maps

Mapping the Almost-Real City

Hobbyist mapmaker Andrew Lynch is fascinated by what nearly was.