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Londoners Go To Court Over Olympics Missiles

Residents of an East London apartment tower are hoping the legal system will save them from having to host missiles on their roof during the Olympics.

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Beijing's Olympic Ruins

Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games should serve as a lesson to all cities that follow.

Feargus O'Sullivan

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Olympics

London's traffic is being re-routed, bunting is being hung and public art is sprouting up in advance of the Games.

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U.K. Leads the Way on Mayoral Autonomy

Why it's a good thing that British mayors are getting more control over their economies and infrastructure.

Mark Byrnes

You Can Now Travel the Really Boring Part of the Thames By Air

Is London's 'Emirates Air-Line' a total or partial waste of money?

Mark Byrnes

The Shard, London's Newest Outcast

Is Europe's newest tallest building "egomaniacal architecture" at its worst?

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London's Impending Police State

Will Olympic security measures go too far?

Why Do We Keep Making Abominable Olympic Theme Songs?

One-upmanship is probably to blame.

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London Mayor's Olympic Message to Tube Riders: 'There Is Going to Be Huge Pressure on the Transport Network'

Transit riders will get to hear the mayor's voice on their trips throughout the Olympics.

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The Locations and Ranges of London's Olympic Missiles

The U.K. is planning to protect its upcoming Olympics with missiles. Here's where they're shooting from and how far they can fly.

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London's Insane Olympics Hotel Rates Now Less Insane

As the Games approach and reality sets in for hoteliers, procrastinating tourists are starting to be rewarded.

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Can the Olympics Bring Affordable Housing to London?

By 2031, this summer's Olympic site should be a dense checkerboard of housing and parkland.

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Inside London's Athletes-Only Neighborhood

With limited public access until the games conclude, a preview of London's Olympic Village.

Christopher Green

More Renderings of That Skin-Crawling Insect Office Tower

It's even creepier than you might've thought.

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Can Heathrow Handle the Olympics?

Lengthy waits at customs cause concern as Olympic-related traffic begins.

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The Secret to London's Tech Boom

A new report makes the case against a top-down approach to developing high-tech districts.

Feargus O'Sullivan

Olympics Clean-Up, London Style

One month before the games, the city spruces itself up – plus a few rumblings of resentment under the surface.

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An Incredible Skyscraper That Breeds Insects for Food

Could future generations live on a diet of exoskeleton inside this self-sustaining cricket hive?

Mark McKeague

In the Future, Traffic Might Sound Less Like 'Honk' and More Like 'Eee-Beep-Boop'

A British designer wants to turn the noise of electric cars into a city-wide, experimental symphony.