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Philip Jarmain

Hunting Detroit's Masterworks of Architecture Before They Go Extinct

Photographer Philip Jarmain has spent years slipping into Detroit's historically significant abandoned spaces, now prey to scrap thieves, fire bombers, and municipal bulldozers.

Reuters

Hugo Chavez's Urban 'Utopia' Didn't Turn Out All That Well

Ciudad Caribia, built from scratch under the watch of Venezuela's late president, has many, many problems.

Celebrity Love Letters to Their Favorite Parks

A new book invites Bill Clinton, Zadie Smith and more to explain what draws them to their favorite urban green space.

Anthony Flint

For Second-Tier European Cities, It's a Race to Go Greener, Faster

A visit to Nantes, the French city that's trying to distinguish itself by practically banning cars.

Austin Hodges

A Trip Inside Philadelphia's Abandoned Subway Station

Closed for over 20 years, SEPTA's old Spring Garden station has become a "mecca" for local graffiti artists and urban explorers.

REUTERS

From Fort Sumter to Ellis Island, a Photo Tour of America's Closed National Monuments

From Fort Sumter to Ellis Island, photos are pouring in of America's shuttered national monuments.

A Multimedia Project Designed to Humanize Public Bus Drivers

"Driving Richmond" reveals the personal side of city transit.

NL Architects

Let's Turn More Empty Lots Into Mini-Golf Courses

Faced with a glut of empty eyesores, Amsterdam rolls out the sod for free public golfing.

National Fair Housing Alliance

How Banks Are Still Discriminating Against Minorities in the Foreclosure Crisis

They're doing a much better job of maintaining and marketing foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods.

AHEC

London's Confusing 'Endless Stair' Would Make M.C. Escher Proud

A public sculpture outside the Tate Modern plays screwy games with people's sense of perspective.

Jonathan Kalan

Egypt's Entrepreneurs Try to Build a New Tech Hub Amid Unrest

As the country has undergone massive political shifts, a new start-up culture has bloomed.

Reuters

Could the City of Light Become the City of Height?

Paris has traditionally eschewed tall buildings, but a new wave of architects are looking to change that.

GDS Architects

How to Make a 1,476-Foot Tall Tower Disappear

A high-tech camouflage system will allow Seoul's City Tower to seamlessly blend in with its background.

Kristian Buus/Greenpeace

Massive Puppet of the Day: A Polar Bear the Size of a Double-Decker Bus

Meet Aurora.

Herbert Baglione / Facebook

Frankfurt's Central Plaza Gets a Demonic Makeover

Artist Herbert Baglione is slowly covering the world in eerie wraith-creatures.

Harry Enchin

What Early 1900s Torontonians Would Look Like on Today's Streets

One photographer merges old photographs of street life in Toronto with the same sites today.

Randy Hage

The Secret Life of New York Storefronts, in Miniature

How Randy Hage creates dioramas of the city as it once was.

Can You Spot the Wild Animals Hidden Behind Brooklyn's Windows and Grates?

The borough appears to have suffered a zoo break, with gorillas, chimps, and even an iguana inside building ventilation shafts.

Inside This French City, There's a Littler City Where the People Are 3 Inches Tall

It's full of grumpy-looking businessmen and bombed-out buildings.