Tokyo

U.S. National Archives

What Tokyo Looked Like in 1945

The March 10 air raids were among the deadliest, most destructive attacks of World War II.

Stand in Awe of Tokyo's $100 Melons

Should you eat it, or put it in a museum?

Hermes

The Littlest Ice Skating Rink in Tokyo Is Very Small Indeed

Attended by skating instructors, the wee rink measures less than 10 feet across.

Tokyo Museum Unveils the Spookiest Art Exhibit We've Ever Seen

When was the last time your museum experience involved a painting you can climb into or disembodied eyes following you in a room?

Play Tokyo Like a Piano in This Gorgeous Interactive Music Video

The Japanese company behind a new urban center is celebrating it with a rather unusual artwork.

Knocking Down Huge Buildings Quietly, Floor by Floor

A Japanese construction company turns demolition into energy using something it calls a "big hat."

Mapping New York's Hottest Jogging Routes

Using GPS technology implanted in shoes, artists envision the paths that runners love to tackle.

A Japanese Subway Train Composed of Music

All aboard the Math Homework Express!

This Is Now

Seeing a City Through Instagram

A real-time stream of every photo taken in five cities.

NASA

A Satellite View of City Growth, in GIFs

Watch these 11 cities boom over recent decades. From space. In animated GIFs.

Behold, the World's Tallest Concept Building (That Of Course Was Never Built)

There are skyscrapers. And then there are skypenetrators, like the X-Seed 4000.

Sotheby's

The 'Best' 1-Bedroom Apartment in Tokyo Costs $23 Million

This incredible penthouse might be out of your price range, but looking is free.

Hinode/XRT

The Solar Eclipse on Sunday: Will Your City Be Able to See It?

A yawning black hole opening up in the dead center of the sun is on the bill for May 20.

Reuters

Olympic (City) Hopefuls

Bidding for the 2020 games is heating up. Local support bolsters unlikely Baku

Yuriko Nakao, Reuters

The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?