Videos

The Man-Made Island Jane Jacobs Approved of—But Toronto Never Built

“Harbour City,” according to the famed urbanist, was to be “the most important advance in city planning” of the 20th century.

L.A.'s Most Ambitious Walking Tour

Who says no one walks in L.A.?

'I Was Almost Another Dead Black Male'

In a StoryCorps animation, Alex Landau recalls his harrowing experience being pulled over by Denver police.

Dispatches From the Town That's Always on Fire

The deserted town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, has been smoldering for 53 years after a dump-burn gone wrong.

Inside the Georgia Town Where Guns Are the Law

In Kennesaw, since 1982, each head of household must own a working firearm with ammunition.

North Carolina's Famed Truck-Scalping Bridge Nears 100 Recorded Crashes

The real number of thunderous accidents is probably much higher.

In Vivid Animation, the Shapes and Sounds of Planet Earth

Crop fields are computer chips and rivers are lightning bolts in this new short film.

Watch Chicago's Marina City Emerge From the Ground Up

Fifty years ago, the iconic corn-cob-shaped cement towers were a symbol of optimism for the city. Today, they are close to being designated historic landmarks.

How Vandals Built a Brick Wall Inside a German Train

You can get away with a lot wearing an official-looking vest.

A Historic Detroit Hotel Is Imploded to Make Way for a Hockey Arena

The site will become the new home for the Red Wings.

A Trippy Visualization of 24 Hours of Flights Over London

Watch more than 3,000 flights compete for space on only six runways.

All Hail San Francisco's Cable Car Bell-Ringing Champ

Warning: These videos will most definitely make your ears ring.

A Look Back at 'The Baltimore Plan'

This 1953 film celebrates early efforts to fix up some of the city’s most distressed homes.

Here to There: An Animated History of Transportation

From the canoe, to the carriage, to the self-driving car.

All Aboard This Flaming Bus

Rush hour in Ukraine gets livened up by a rolling, burning bus.

A Brief History of Boston's Public Parks

From Frederick Law Olmsted to the Big Dig.

Rebuilding Life in Newark After the 1967 Riots

Mayor Ras Baraka’s journey from impressionable child to the seat of power in a wounded American city.

A Mesmerizing Drone Tour of the Port of Oakland

Peek into a major player in global commerce.

An Intro to 'Fluxos,' São Paulo's Latest Funk Music Craze

Teenage casanovas, booming car speakers, and freaky dance moves make these street parties a weekly destination for the city’s music fans.

A View From Space So Clear You Can See the Cars Moving

Surreal views of Boston, London, and Barcelona from an ultra-high-definition camera aboard the International Space Station.