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Milo Ayden de Luca

A Crazy Concept for Floating Shelters

Lightweight parasitic domiciles that hack into the electrical grid? What could go wrong?

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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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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When Travel Writing Goes Wrong: London's 'City of Villages,' in Formal Wear

Even British writing on London isn't exactly a cliché-free zone.

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One World Trade Center's Bathrooms Already Have Obnoxious Graffiti

Dishing out the latest in public-toilet news.

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Which Comes First, Contactless Transit Fares or Widespread Adoption of Contactless Credit Cards?

The London Tube is adding the technology, but U.S. rail systems see it as a long way off.

Howard Webb

What a Difference a Century Makes: Postcards of England, Then and Now

"Most of England looked a lot prettier than it does now, and people were a lot better dressed."

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Awesome Images of the Day: Streetview Kaleidoscope

The world like you've never seen it before.

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Scenes From London's Fiery Helicopter Crash

Two people were killed after a copter collided with a construction crane and fell to the street in Central London.

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Strip Down and Ride the Subway

Improv Everywhere's annual no-pants transit ride goes international.

Is It Still Street Art If You Can Only See It Online?

An artist's quest to bring graffiti to life, via GIFs.

Happy 150th Birthday, London Tube!

See how the Underground map has changed through the years.

Mark Lascelles Thornton

Imagining the World's Iconic Buildings All in One Skyline

An artist's impossible city borrows landmarks from eight major cities, including New York, Chicago, London, Shanghai, and Taipei.

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Deal of the Day: Free Rides in Los Angeles, London, But Not New York

We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne.

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The Best #CityReads of 2012

Charter cities, sexy villages, company towns, and more.

Aether & Hemera

Art Installation of the Day: Paper Boats on London's Canary Wharf

Like being a kid again...a kid with state-of-the-art technology and materials.

Transforming Cities Into Snow Globes

In this video, a blend of time-lapse and macro photography creates a festive look.

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The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

Happy Holidays From Cities Around the World

Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.