The country's 21st century architecture is eye-catching, but it's not doing much to revitalize the economy.
A sampling of some of the most vibrant, colorful signs.
Tips on street portraits from New York's resident photographer.
Right now, the National Mall resembles nothing so much as an empty high school football field. But it could be much, much better.
In the realm of tall bridges, Aizhai takes first place as the world's longest.
Artist Tom Fruin, who works with materials like crushed beer cans and drug bags, created this recycled wonder for a new hotel in Williamsburg.
Under-the-radar but exciting new buildings.
Over the last century, old English villas became de facto apartment buildings, with pasts full of secrets and stories.
How an old building's conversion into a nightclub changed Manchester.
The twirly 12-story building is his first in Asia.
A direct, if rude, way to attack America's obesity epidemic.
An unpolished look back at post-war urban renewal in Great Britain.
As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.
Presidents and prime ministers love to point at tiny models of cities.
The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.
Radioactive Man would be happy to mow this luminous turf, an artistic statement against light pollution.
An artist turns radiators, water spouts and stuffed animals into lamps.
How a newspaperman in Oklahoma City revolutionized downtown parking.
French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.