Aaron Ott, the first-ever curator of public art at Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery, talks about leading an uncommon cultural initiative across Western New York.
Just before the transit service began, locals saw this short film on television and movie screens across the city.
Transit workers and passengers share their insights on the growing system in its early years.
Three decades after the beloved New York artist visited a school in Melbourne, the mural he made has finally been conserved after significant decay.
In a short 1950s comedy, a small group of grumpy natives celebrate awful customer service in the hopes of keeping Americans away.
A love for cars among today’s middle-aged Muscovites surely traces back to this song from their teen years.
Monument to the Dream gives the construction workers behind an American design icon their proper due.
Generations of Russian leaders have imposed their visions on the city's vast subway network.
Before the law finally came down on him, an infamous Harris County commissioner proudly explained how he was spending taxpayer funds.
According to David Brinkley and a supercomputer, Salem, New Jersey, was the most typical place in America leading up to Lyndon Johnson’s reelection.
A local celebrity, dark backgrounds, smooth jazz, and a mysterious set of eyes surely sold the region’s corporate class on what’s now known as “The Q.”
In the 1980s, the South African band Umoja made upbeat pop hits under the watchful eye of the South Africa Broadcast Corporation. It’s impossible not to love “Money, Money.”
In 1966, the opening of Montreal’s rapid transit service was welcomed with a TV show and a song that praised the mayor who helped bring it to life.
A series of modernist transit design gems were discovered last week inside Massimo and Lella Vignelli’s archives.
New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller used the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to help create a superagency that would transform the state’s cities and suburbs. It didn’t last long.
Harvard’s Mohsen Mostafavi talks about Portman’s America and Other Speculations.
Architects chime in on how to make the right interventions inside and out of the late developer-architect’s distinct buildings.
After a long fight between tenants and management, John Schmidt is waiting for U.S. Marshals to drag him out of Shoreline apartments, a Brutalist project designed by Paul Rudolph.
For tourists in Midtown looking for the True Spirit of Christmas, photographer Chris Maggio knows just where to go.
A show at Columbia University illuminates the celebrated architect’s vision for housing in America by placing it alongside the urban brick apartment towers he loathed.
A show in Montreal focuses on the province’s forgotten history with the geodesic dome leading up to Expo 67.