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In Houston, a Fire Station's Second Life

A century-old fire house gets remade, pole and all.

Courtesy: PRODUCTORA

A Mobile Library for Artists

This library on wheels carries over 1,200 books by or about contemporary artists around Mexico City.

Old People Appear Floating Over Montreal

Even for performance art, this is pretty weird.

Jilly Ballistic

NYC's Billboards Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Jilly Ballistic's genius street-art campaign to shame corporate products.

Courtesy: Lara Swimmer

See What a Big-Box Store Looks Like When It's Turned Into a Library

An abandoned Wal-Mart warehouse is transformed into the largest public library in the country.

China's Air Pollution Problem Explained in One Animation

These before-and-after graphics show just how severe the problem has become.

Stephan Caspar/Flickr

The 'Longest Bench' in England Laughs at Your Attempts to Sit On It

A hundred bucks to anyone in England who can grind the length of this bench.

Mark Byrnes

The Shard, London's Newest Outcast

Is Europe's newest tallest building "egomaniacal architecture" at its worst?

Courtesy: Simone Simonelli

The Only Piece of Furniture You'll Ever Need

A multi-purpose piece for micro living.

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Meet Seattle's 'Baby London Eye'

The city's newest attraction hopes to lure tourists to its waterfront despite a massive construction project nearby.

Christopher Green

More Renderings of That Skin-Crawling Insect Office Tower

It's even creepier than you might've thought.

In Barcelona, a 69-Foot Vertical Park

The balconies in the apartment have planters, built-in benches, and even fountains.

Public Art Fund

Why Is There an Upside Down Airplane in Central Park?

Without context, this is one heckuva scary photo.

K. Scott Kreider

How Thousands of Headstones Ended Up Under a Philadelphia Bridge

A surprising tale of a forgotten cemetery, a land grab, and some clever recycling.

Sotheby's

The 'Best' 1-Bedroom Apartment in Tokyo Costs $23 Million

This incredible penthouse might be out of your price range, but looking is free.

Po-Chih Lai

The Craziest Skateboard Ever Can Walk Down Stairs

Po-Chih Lai's "Stair Rover" is meant to conquer the rugged streetscape of London.

Courtesy: Ed Wescott/DOE

The Secret City That Birthed the Atomic Bomb

Photos from the Tennessee town of Oak Ridge, where thousands of workers and their families lived while constructing the atom bomb.

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The Insurance Company That Thought Its Buildings Could Save Cities

Why Prudential thought it could save America's downtowns through its own decentralization.

Rebuilding Downtown Christchurch After a Series of Earthquakes

Striking images and video of the city in the midst of a rebirth.