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He Shi/Connective Corridor

Imagining Syracuse Without Its Elevated Highway

Syracuse University students are tackling the issue at the same time as the state DOT.

Visiondivision

Miami's Newest Proposed Tourist Attraction: A Gigantic Fake Sun

The giant artificial orb would sit in the middle of the harbor and change color throughout the day to replicate solar effects.

Courtesy of Daniella Zalcman

Photographic 'Love Letters' to New York and London

Daniella Zalcman blends images of the two cities in a way that's both fantastical and haunting.

Steve Vorderman/Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

The state that helped bring design to the masses reflects on its legacy with an upcoming symposium and exhibit.

Yoni Brook

Into the Water Tower, With Flair

For six weeks this spring, an illegal Manhattan cocktail lounge gave 700 strangers a night they'll never forget.

Michael Wolf

The Strange Beauty of Density Taken to the Extreme

Photos of Hong Kong high-rises that appear both claustrophobic and stunning.

Zaha Hadid Architects

The World's Most Luxurious Metro Station?

Here's what a subway station looks like in Saudi Arabia.

Héctor Mediavilla

Inside Mexico City's Chaotic Underground Rush Hour

A photographer captures the routine madness of Mexico's largest subway system.

Hypnotic Seaside Façades That Will Get You Excited for Summer

The hyper-repetition of pastel walls, closed windows, and not-so-private balconies make this series enchanting.

Olympic City

After the Olympics, Documenting What's Left

Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack have been photographing former Olympic sites around the world.

National Archives

When the Original World Trade Center Was New

Forty years ago, the EPA's Documerica project captured the first weeks of life in Lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers debuted. 

Photographing Tokyo's Coolest Escalators

Miha Tamura captures the extraordinary side of this everyday ride.

How the Highway Killed Washington's Waterfront

And how the city plans to bring it back to life.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Luminous Shots of Grain Elevators Like You've Never Seen Them Before

A Buffalo light show aims to turn the city's symbols of decline into a flashy tourist draw.

Clement Valla

The Dali-esque Anomalies Hidden in Google Earth

Because of a glitch in the way that Google "builds" infrastructure of Earth, a number of highways look like they are melting and twisting.

Filip Dujardin

When the World's Best Photographers Tackle Their Surroundings

Landscape-inspired highlights from last weekend's Paris Photo Los Angeles art fair.

360 Architecture

Marvel at the Atlanta Falcons' Ridiculously Over the Top New Stadium Proposal

Exhibit A: Seats that tremor with every bone-jarring, concussion-inducing hit the players experience in real life.

Nickolay Lamm

Here's What New York City Would Look Like in North Korea

An artist imagines the city with propaganda posters and limited lighting.

Kaid Benfield

How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

The case for turning historic districts into thriving, walkable downtowns.