Design

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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.

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Brussels Does Not Take Kindly To People Messing With Its Peeing Boy Statue

Belgians love giving their Manneken Pis fashion makeovers – just not this one.

The Heart of a New York Park Is for Sale in Stadium Deal

A plan to build a soccer stadium raises this question: If you have enough money, you really can buy anything in New York?

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The Strange Beauty of Density Taken to the Extreme

Photos of Hong Kong high-rises that appear both claustrophobic and stunning.

A Quest to Save New York City's Disappearing Diners

Preservationist Michael Perlman, who calls diners "cornerstones of Americana," has a unique niche.

What $27 Will Get You in Gaza City: One Bucket of KFC Chicken

The brand is so popular that Palestinians are willing to pay a team of smugglers to run orders through underground tunnels.

Berlin: Barbie's New Home

The famous doll now has a life-sized mansion in the center of European Bohemianism.

Price Tag Aside, There's a Lot to Admire About the Designs for the New Vikings Stadium

America's next $1 billion stadium will be in Minneapolis. This one is actually pretty cool.

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Hypnotic Seaside Façades That Will Get You Excited for Summer

The hyper-repetition of pastel walls, closed windows, and not-so-private balconies make this series enchanting.

It's the End of the Road for This Waterlogged Roller Coaster

Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, work crews are dismantling New Jersey's Jet Star.

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After the Olympics, Documenting What's Left

Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack have been photographing former Olympic sites around the world.

Blow Off Work and Play This Utterly Addictive Geography Game

Guess your location using Streetview.

A Mirror That Guarantees You'll Never Forget Superstorm Sandy

It makes it look like you're chin-deep in water.

The Way We Build Cities Is Making Them Flood

But the problem is not what you think.

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When the Original World Trade Center Was New

Forty years ago, the EPA's Documerica project captured the first weeks of life in Lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers debuted. 

Car Repair Didn't Go So Well? Smash Your Luxury Ride to Smithereens

This is apparently how some Chinese drivers handle this frustration.

A Brief Tour of San Francisco's Oddly Fancy Porta Potties

It's like they're prepping for a cover story in House & Garden.

Paris's Beloved, Legal Artist Squatter Community in Peril

A stand-off with the city could cost Paris one of its most-visited bastions of Bohemianism.

Celebrating L.A.'s Hidden Walkability

A two-day urban hike called the Big Parade reminds Angelinos that their city has a pedestrian culture after all.