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Nóra Mészöly

What Will Happen to Budapest's 'Ruin Pubs' Once All the Ruin Is Removed?

"Ruin pubs" have been a catalyst for gentrification in the city's Jewish Quarter. But as the neighborhood changes, the bars may be forced to change along with it.

Reuters

The Secret to Harbin's Tourism Success: A Las Vegas-Style Snow Festival

China's northern-most city is dark and freezing most of the time. But it draws crowds with gigantic sculptures, light and ice shows, even tigers.

Chuck Wolfe

Picturing 10 Urban Qualities Every City Should Have

Wood-framed storefronts, natural-seeming water features, commercial porches and more.

A Painstakingly Carved City Skyline the Size of a Coffee Table

"Sketching with a band saw" is how artist James McNabb describes his process for making his micro-lumber-cityscapes.

Howard Webb

What a Difference a Century Makes: Postcards of England, Then and Now

"Most of England looked a lot prettier than it does now, and people were a lot better dressed."

Jay Westcott

Inauguration 2013: A Ballet of Logistics

This is what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of visitors stream through downtown Washington.

Rorschmap

Awesome Images of the Day: Streetview Kaleidoscope

The world like you've never seen it before.

I HAVE CAT

5 Ideas for Keeping Street Cats Warm This Winter

Architects set out to create warm spaces for New York's 10,000 feral cats.

Bianca Bosker

Why We Shouldn't Mock the Idea of an Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou

There are serious cultural reference points to be found in China's obsession with 'duplitecture.'

PUP

One Way to Keep Super Bowl Profits Local: Sell Off Every Last Bit of Material

An Indianapolis nonprofit is recycling more than five miles of banners left over from Super Bowl XLVI.

Meet the Newest Fleet of 'Green' Cars

Detroit rolled out the next generation of fuel-efficient cars at this year's Auto Show.

The NHL May Have Been Quiet, But Teams' Real Estate Guys Sure Were Busy

During the lockout, some teams changed arenas, others asked for new ones, and some even pushed forward with condo towers and complexes.

The Best Aerial Panorama of Manhattan We've Ever Seen

A photographer shot New York City from a helicopter, then stitched together this awesome image.

Oakoak

When Cracked Sidewalks Become Art

St. Etienne's Oakoak finds inspiration in crumbling infrastructure.

Christopher Moloney/Filmography

Movie Scenes of the Past in Real Life New York

Christopher Moloney photographs screen-grabbed movie stills against the city landscape.

1 WTC; The Port Authority and the Durst Organization

2013's Architecture to Watch

The buildings (and controversies) that will define this year.

Thierry Cohen

What City Skies Would Look Like Without Light Pollution

In this haunting series, Thierry Cohen rids urban areas of their electric lights to reveal luminous celestial vistas.

Scott Hazard

Artist Tears Up Raleigh

Scott Hazard creates trompe l'oeil that make it looks like he's chewing holes through the fabric of space-time.

Happy Holidays From Cities Around the World

Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.