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How to Memorialize the AIDS Crisis

A look at some ideas for a park in New York City.

Courtesy: Strip Appeal

Strip Malls Like You've Never Seen Before

The American landscape is littered with the decaying corpses of strip malls. Here are a few innovative ways we can turn them to our advantage.

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Is Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program Worthy of Hate?

The murals can't be that ugly. Or can they?

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How Mussolini Influenced Qaddafi's Vision for Tripoli

In Libya's capital, one dictator's ideas followed the next.

The World’s First Invisible Tower

A tower in Taiwan uses porous walls to allow views of the city to shine through.

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The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.

Paris Adorns an Iconic Building In Condoms

The Pompidou Centre tunnel-like staircase is decked out to raise awareness of AIDS.

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In Kazakhstan, A Beautiful, Futuristic New Subway System

Almaty's new system, 23 years in the making, is only Central Asia's second.

A View of Detroit As Captured Beneath a Photographer's Dangling Feet

Dennis Maitland shoots the city from its highest perches, all while conquering his fear of heights

Courtesy: Robert Hofer

A Swiss Village Becomes an Experiment in Modern Art

What happens when a town offers its public spaces to artists to do what they want

Courtesy: Cameron Booth

Translating the American Highway System Into a Subway Map

Graphic designer Cameron Booth gives a London Tube map treatment to America's roadways

Landscape Absurdism: An Urban Prairie in St. Louis

What happens to a neighborhood when demolition becomes the official urban policy

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Collaborative Workspaces: Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

It's high time for some backlash against open office designs

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Great and Not-So-Great Subway Logos

A look at the best and worst designs from around the world

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Dubai's Enormous Man-Made Archipelago 'City'

The first of 300 islands, designed for the uber-rich, is set to open

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The Case for Saving Ugly Buildings

Unattractive, Brutalist architecture should be preserved because it's unique, not because it's pretty

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9 Fantastic Office Buildings

Places that would make you love where you work

Courtesy: Matthew Christopher

The Psychology of Ruin Porn

Why we can't take our eyes off images of old buildings and decrepit interiors

The City as Urban Whirlpool

A new Google map hack lets you create wild, trippy images of your favorite city streets