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Berlin's Wildly Fantastic 1,400-Foot-High, Hydra-Headed Windmill

Let's take a look back at the ambitious 1930s plan to erect this monstrosity over the city.

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Life in 1962 Berlin, One Year After the Wall Was Built

The Wall chronicles life in East Berlin and the many, desperate escape attempts.

Chronicling the Seamier Side of Europe's Hottest Cities

A spate of new blogs seek out the underbelly of Paris, London and Berlin.

'Jesse Owens Was Here'

Berlin's 1936 Olympic Village once housed Nazis and Soviets. Today, there's an effort to convert the neglected site into a museum.

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How Memory Alters Our Perception of Place

The curious results of walking tours in New York, Berlin and Mumbai.

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What the World's Most Oppressive Walls Look Like on Berlin's Old One

A new photography project captures barriers in Baghdad, Korea, Israel and Belfast.

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Vaguely Creepy Interactive Maps of the Day: Spying on Europe's Smart Cities

What would you do if you had access to all available centralized data?

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Reverse-Skeuomorphism of the Day: A Zoomable Paper Map

Watch out, Google.

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Europe's New War on Nightlife

Milan bans ice cream after midnight, Madrid bans noise. Has the continent lost its taste for fun?

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Here's What It Used to Look Like When the NSA Spied on Foreigners

A once thriving hub of Cold War espionage, built on a Berlin hill made of World War II rubble.

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

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Beware the Pseudo-Historical Retrofit Craze Sweeping Over Europe

The planning debate that sparked Turkey's recent protests is part of a larger, kind of weird architectural trend.

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Finding the Hidden Faces in Google Maps

Hey, is that soybean field looking at me?

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Berlin: Barbie's New Home

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

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The New Economy of City-Based Top Level Internet Domains

Dozens of cities will have the chance to design their own municipally focused microcosm of the web.

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At Least We Have a LEGO Version of the Berlin Airport

A scale model of the troubled airport project was completed before the original.

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4 of the World's Great Cities Like You've Never Seen Them Before

You probably didn't even know that watercolor comes in 3D.

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Berlin's Subway: 'An Underground Art Gallery'

Each of the U-Bahn's 173 stations comes with its own design.

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Berlin's New Airport Can't Turn Its Own Lights Off

Problems keep piling up at the construction site that will eventually become Berlin Brandenburg Airport.