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Courtesy of Nick Frank

The Architectural Spectacle That Is Munich's Metro

Photographer Nick Frank discusses his sharp, colorful, deserted shots of the stylish system.

MTA Photos/Flickr

Newly Un-Flooded New York Subway Still Looking Pretty Horrible

Pumping out the tunnels under New York has revealed a gnarly landscape of storm damage.

Michael Snyder

Beautiful Chaos at Kolkata's Durga Puja

Think of it as the world’s largest, most popular public art fair.

Cayetano Ferrer

Optical Illusions That Make Street Signs 'Invisible'

This is quite an elaborate way to avoid parking tickets.

Reuters

The Surprisingly Versatile Design of the Voting Booth

Images of the election booth, the world over.

SCI-Arc/PATTERNS

Nerd Alert: Proposed Los Angeles Pavilion Is Batman-Flavored

The ominous, obsidian graduation pavilion is named the "League of Shadows."

Grim Scenes From New York's Flooded Subway System

Huge parts of the train network remain out of service. Here's why.

Shelley Miller

Sugar-Based Graffiti That Confronts the Legacy of Slavery

These cake-frosting murals may look sweet, but their message is bitter. Also, beware of wasps!

Kanner Architects

The World's Least Boring Gas Stations

These gas stations do a better job than most at catching the eye of the weary driver.

AS + GG

A City Where Everything Is a 15 Minute Walk Away

China's proposed car-free city for 80,000 is intended to become a prototype.

Vincent Callebaut

The 8 Most Interesting Ideas to Revolutionize Urban Farms

These vertical spaces could change how we grow.

Phaidon Press

This Atlas of 20th Century Architecture Weighs As Much As a Spare Tire

150 specialists, 750 buildings, 5,500 photographs, 100 years. Plus a crucial carrying case with a handle.

Marlin Peterson

Colossal Arachnids Menace the Space Needle

Artist Marlin Peterson improved the Seattle Center with frighteningly realistic (and large) daddy longlegs.

Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse

Visions of the Past: Recreating World War II in Today's Cities

A photography project reminds us that soldiers surrendered and prisoners marched on the same streets we walk along every day.

Frank Oudeman

The Best Thing About This Season's NYC Ballet Might Be the Seats

Three studios created creative seating areas for the famed "jewel box."

BIG

Travel to More Than 60 Countries Without Leaving This Park

A new park in Copenhagen incorporates pop artifacts and cultural mementos from the area’s inhabitants.

Liz Hickok

There's Always Room for Jell-O Molded to Look Like San Francisco

Liz Hickok has created dozens of urban Jell-O landscapes.

Clément Briend

A Paris Park Morphs Into a Forest of Screaming Gargoyles

Now these are some trees with personality.

WorkAC

Nature vs. City: In Architect Dan Wood's World, Opposites Attract

The principal at WorkAC expands on his unique vision for urban living.