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Scenes From the World's Tallest Tower

The Skytree debuts in Tokyo.

Would You Use This Weird Bike Loop?

A new bike club in China makes creative use of its roof.

What a Walkable City Should Look Like

A two-block virtual walk highlights Copenhagen's exceptional urban atmosphere.

Construction Finally Ends at CCTV's Beijing Headquarters

After many setbacks, Rem Koolhaas's  "reinvention of the skyscraper" is nearly ready to open.

Finding Relief in the World's Most Congested City: A Sunday Afternoon on São Paulo's Minhocão

Scenes from a highway reclaimed by the city's pedestrians and cyclists.

When a Bubble Becomes a Building

At a new festival in Rotterdam, the world's most fragile and temporary pavilion. 

The Midwest's Rebuild Era, in Pictures

A sociologist and an urban historian document the community activism reshaping some of the cities hardest hit by the great recession.

Why Does This Bench Need an Instruction Sign?

Has the city's public-works department gone rogue?

How Do You Navigate a City With No Street Names?

A photographer documents the way residents of Amman, Jordan, get around.

A Mirrored 'Stealth Cap' for Hiding in Crowds

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

A Brief History of Observation Towers

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

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

A new take on the Grand Palais.

Scenes from Brazil's Crack Epidemic

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

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

Once upon a time, they held many different jobs.

Coming Soon to Seoul, a Hashtag-Inspired Building

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

A Gigantic Fake Forest For Birds-Eye Hang Outs

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

A Sneak Peek at Berlin's New Airport

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

What the Recession Looks Like in Spain

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

May Day Around the World

A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.