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What's Better Than Turning an Urban Highway Into a Park?

St. Louis will cover the highway that divides downtown from the waterfront. But some wish they'd removed the interstate altogether.

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How North Korea Commissions Architects

Meet the Hong Kong architecture firm currently in favor with Kim Jong Un.

When Neglected Buildings Become Seriously Trippy Art Projects

If you've ever spotted street art involving pin-up models with kitty heads or screaming flowers, it's probably the work of Chile's Macarena "Macay" Yañez.

How LEDs Have Transformed the City Skyline

Illuminated nightscapes are a new worldwide arena, where global cities will compete for recognition.

Alice Austen

The Original New York Street Photographer

If Alice Austen weren't a real person, some novelist might have had to invent her.

Kirk Krippens

How to Photograph a Bankrupt City

Kirk Crippens has been taking pictures of Stockton, California, since its housing bubble famously burst.

Herbert Baglione

Italian City Gets Super-Creepy Art Inside an Abandoned Mental Hospital

Herbert Baglione's loathsome shadow-creatures sprout from old wheelchairs and slide into darkened rooms in this fantastically atmospheric intervention.

David Hotson Architects

These Houses With Slides in Them Would Make Anyone Giddy

Need to get from the bedroom into the foyer? Try one of these quirky chutes.

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Edward Snowden, Pop Art Icon

Graffiti and street artists around the world find their latest inspiration in the beleaguered NSA whistleblower.

A Museum Show of Broken Umbrellas and Old Coffee Cups

A new exhibition transforms the "utterly ordinary" parts of New York City life into urban icons.

Gus Petro

This Is What It Would Look Like If You Dropped Manhattan Into the Grand Canyon

Whoa.

Mathieu Tremblin

This Is Not a Watermark: Meet French Street Artist Mathieu Tremblin

A look into the mind of the often subtle urban interventionist. 

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When Is a Giant Inflatable Duck Not a Giant Inflatable Duck?

Counterfeit copies of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's massive sculpture are popping up across China.

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The Earthquake-Damaged Washington Monument Looks Really Snazzy at Night Now

An illumination project for America's most famous obelisk.

137 World Landmarks in One Picture, and Other Crazy Google Maps Art

The Bay Area's Jenny Odell creates maddeningly complex sets of similar structures, like stadiums, nuclear plants and cargo ships.

Stacey Replogle

LEGO Model of the Day: Urban Density Gone Bad

A playful exercise in jam-packed city living.

Phototrails

The Visual Signature of Your City

In Instagram photos.

Peep at These Fantastic Vintage City Panoramas

You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.

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Brazilian Protesters Say Their Mass Transit Systems Are a Mess. Here's What That Looks Like

A day in the life of Brazil's subway and bus commuters.