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Is There a Limit to How Tall Buildings Can Get?

"We could do at least a mile and probably quite a bit more."

The Thriving States of America

A new Gallup poll charts levels of "thriving" across U.S. states.

An Ode to Abandoned Chairs

Have a seat.

Laurel Roth's Weird, Wonderful Pigeon Sweaters

These bespoke costumes are both cute and acidic, a commentary on all the birds that America has destroyed.

Vigilante Justice of the Day: Interstate Bike Thief Sting

Next time you think about stealing a bike, remember Jake Gillum.

A Visual Guide to Bad Community Meetings

From arguments to interruptions, town hall meetings can be pretty inefficient.

Happy 80th Birthday, LEGO

The company is celebrating its anniversary this week with a short film on LEGO history.

Palm-Tree Fires: Nature's Tiki Torches

An L.A. firefighter explains how bottle rockets are often to blame when palms catch fire.

These Might Be the World's Worst Parkers

The unreal habits of drivers in Kazakhstan.

Meet the Newest Wonder of the World

You're probably already vaguely acquainted. 

100 Bassists Recreate the Battle of Copenhagen

Ten-dozen musicians, aerial and aquatic dancers, antique ships and explosives experts join up for a naval spectacular.

A Massive, Infinitely Reshapable 'Toy' in Trafalgar Square

A new piece of interactive design invites community participation.

Jerusalem Bets on a Skyscraper Forest

Officials hope to build a jobs center near a new high speed rail station.

Cities Are Making Natural Disasters Deadlier

Poor design and over-development have put our burgeoning urban centers at serious risk.

The World Cities That Tweet the Most

Jakarta bests New York and L.A. as well as Tokyo, London, and São Paulo, according to a recent study.

A Brief History of Air-Conditioning on the New York Subway

The city has tried to provide a cool summer ride since 1905, with varying degrees of success.

India's Trickiest Urban Planning Obstacle? Gandhi's Legacy

The stated preference of India's greatest citizen for village life may be holding his country back.

Somehow We're Walking More and Walking Less At the Same Time

More U.S. adults are walking than they were five years ago, but they're doing it for a smaller amount of total time.

For Buffalo's Grain Elevators, an Experimental Second Act

The formerly empty icons have become a space for art, ping pong balls, and eerie trombone concerts.