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A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.

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Public Art Project of the Day: Pools of Colored Light in Paris

A new take on the Grand Palais.

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May Day Around the World

A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.

The Hit and Miss Architecture of New Courthouses

A tour of emerging trends in courthouse design.

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In Paris, a Car Tries To Ride the Metro

Perhaps it wanted to go green.

Aedifica Architects

2012's Most Interesting Buildings So Far

Under-the-radar but exciting new buildings.

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Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

Shoebox Dwelling

A Full-Fledged Garden That Fits in Your Window

A creative pulley system allows apartment-dwellers to stretch their green thumb.

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Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

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Which Cities Have the Most Global Clout?

New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world. 

Lucie & Simon

Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People

French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.

Mark Byrnes

The Manifesto for a New Urbanism That Came Before 'New Urbanism'

A 20-year-old's manifesto for the anti-modernist city was written years before the actual New Urbanist movement. Radicalism aside, there are surprising overlaps.

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Fashion Accessory of the Day: Subway Map Cuff Bracelets

A sleek, sartorial way to show your love for public transportation.

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Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

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Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.

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What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

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The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.

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Postcard From Paris

A luxury car fire and more news.

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.