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Mark Byrnes

What Should Become of the Astrodome?

Officials are grappling with this choice: spend tens of millions to demolish the stadium, or hundreds of millions to save it.

Leonid Tsvetkov

Can You Spot the Trash Hidden Among These Roman Ruins?

Leonid Tsvetkov's strange, fascinating art project.

Jeffrey Millstein

The Strange Beauty of Airports Photographed From Above

Jeffrey Milstein has turned a lifelong fascination with airplanes into a gorgeous portrait series of jet hubs.

Adam Kennedy

A Photographer Sees Tiny Planets in San Francisco's Rusty Fire Hydrants

Finding worlds in aging infrastructure.

Babak Golkar

Turning a Persian Rug Into a City

Babak Golkar makes architectural designs out of carpet patterns.

Reuters/Carlos Barria

Shanghai's Spectacular Growth, in One Photo

You don't need satellite imagery to see how much the city has changed.

Nate Hommel

Eyesore Solution of the Day: Vegetation Decorations for Construction Fences

Planters cover up offensive projects.

Rob Lutter

A Biker Chronicles His Trip From London to Hong Kong Via Instagram

Rob Lutter has spent the last 19 months biking across Europe into Asia.

NLÉ

Can Floating Architecture Save This Nigerian Slum?

Architects NLE are putting the finishing touches on a three-story, 2,300-square-foot floating school for 100 students in Lagos.

Alejandro Cartagena

A Lens on the Pickup Carpoolers of Monterrey

Photographer Alejandro Cartagena captures intimate scenes of informal commuting.

Bill Bishop/Sinocism

Here's Exactly How Bad Beijing's Smog Crisis Is, In One Photo

China World Trade Center Tower III is more than 1,000 feet tall and can't be seen today in Beijing.

Charles R. Wolfe

9 Lessons From Iceland for Building Better Places

Colorful buildings, monuments that blend, and exciting waterfronts.

Society for Community Organization

Apartments So Small They Can Only Be Photographed From Above

In crazy dense Hong Kong, 100,000 of the city’s laborers live in sub-divided apartment units averaging 40 square feet.

MTA

See Machines Tear Up the Bowels of New York

The latest photos from the city's underground train tunnel expansion.

Providence Arcade, Ben Jacobsen and the Rhode Island Collection

One of America's Oldest Shopping Malls Converts to Micro-Apartments

The Arcade Providence will offer 48 units starting at $550 a month.

JFK's Once Futuristic Pan Am Terminal Is In Danger of Getting Torn Down

Can an online campaign save this iconic piece of aviation architecture from demolition?

The Man Who Tried to Change the Soul of Paris

Michel Holley built a mini-city of hulking towers on the Left Bank. He thought he was creating a utopia, but most of the city disagreed.

The Rise and Fall of One of America's Most Innovative Hotel Chains

Statler grew up with America's cities.

Downton Abbey on the Upper West Side

The hidden Old English village in New York (that's off-limits to New Yorkers).