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A Mirrored 'Stealth Cap' for Hiding in Crowds

Who doesn't want to enjoy some alone time in a shiny polyhedron from outer space?

REUTERS/Ki Price

A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.

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Public Art Project of the Day: Pools of Colored Light in Paris

A new take on the Grand Palais.

REUTERS/Lunae Parracho

Scenes from Brazil's Crack Epidemic

The country is struggling to stem the spread of the drug in its urban slums.

New York City Department of Records

History Lesson of the Day: The Many Hats of New York's Horses

Once upon a time, they held many different jobs.

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Coming Soon to Seoul, a Hashtag-Inspired Building

BIG's newest project condenses a neighborhood into a tic tac toe board.

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A Gigantic Fake Forest For Birds-Eye Hang Outs

Singapore's new "supertrees" provide an urban space in the sky.

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A Sneak Peek at Berlin's New Airport

Germany's newest airport gets a test run before its June 3 opening.

REUTERS/Susana Vera

What the Recession Looks Like in Spain

Images tell the story of the country's struggle to get its economy back in order.

REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

May Day Around the World

A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.

The Hit and Miss Architecture of New Courthouses

A tour of emerging trends in courthouse design.

Paul Kweton

A Rocking Chair for You and Your Dog or Cat

Because pets love to be swung back and forth, that's why.

Courtesy: Atelier Steffen Kehrle

A Swiss Army Knife for Cities

Atelier Steffen Kehrle has designed a kit to make urban life a little easier.

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The Fascinating Story of How Those Tropical Insects Made It Into Your Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks has said it's stopping the use of bug-based red dye. Why? Making the stuff looks like so much fun!

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Can Georgia Shake Its Post Soviet Past With Bold New Buildings?

The country's 21st century architecture is eye-catching, but it's not doing much to revitalize the economy.

North America's Most Distinctive Theater Marquees

A sampling of some of the most vibrant, colorful signs.

A 'Photographic Census' Captures New York's Characters

Tips on street portraits from New York's resident photographer.

A National Mall People Actually Want To Visit

Right now, the National Mall resembles nothing so much as an empty high school football field. But it could be much, much better.

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China's New Super-High, Super-Long Suspension Bridge: Not Recommended for Vertigo Sufferers

In the realm of tall bridges, Aizhai takes first place as the world's longest.