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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).

Keith Bedford/Reuters

Holiday Appropriate Public Art of the Day: Giant Heart in Times Square

An installation that "wraps around the visitors," created from Superstorm Sandy-ravaged boardwalks.

How Much Would You Pay to Live Like a Homeless Person?

Sleep on a park bench or under a train track for just $16 a night.

Christian Åslund

Wild Photos Recreate the City as Vintage Video Game

Introducing the Chinese metropolis of Honkey Kong.

Scott Abesmasis/Flickr

The Limits of Urban Planning With LEGOs

What's lost when anything is possible.

Julie Ruvolo

Scenes From Carnaval, the 'Largest Street Fair on the Planet'

The debauchery you're missing stuck at your desk.

10 Ways to Make Your Tiny Apartment Seem a Little Less Tiny

It's a bench! A bookcase! A coffee table! Or all three.

NASA/NOAA

Watch from Space as the Blizzard Eats New England

Meanwhile on the ground, there are automotive pile-ups, white-out conditions and reports of ferocious thundersnow.

Creating Silhouettes of the City From Memory

The makers of Metroscapes discuss their unique and ghostly art of urban exploration.

Courtesy of AC Martin Partners

The New Tallest Building on the West Coast

The Wilshire Grand will beat out the current title-holder by 82 feet.

Megan Heltzel/National Geographic Kids

Here's What the World's Largest Collection of Soon-To-Be-Recycled Shoes Looks Like

It took 25 magazine employees five hours to lay out the 16,407 used tennies.

New Englanders Probably Shouldn't Look at These Photos of the Catastrophic Blizzard of 1978

Considering the "historic" blizzard in this weekend's weather forecast and all.