A few dozen of New York’s passenger elevators are still manually operated, forming a hidden museum of obsolete technology and anachronistic employment.
Recently released data confirms the existence of a secret network of Cold War-era tunnels beneath central London.
Nestled into the steep slope of a mountain, this remarkable thousand-year-old village in northern Iran has evolved an unusual approach to open space: its rooftops double as public lanes and gathering places.
The man trying to construct tunnels around the country is awfully unimpressed by the basic concept of shared, public transportation.
The Austin of 2017 is not the Austin of 26 years ago, but neon signs—if not necessarily the originals—remain along main thoroughfares South Congress, Burnet, and Lamar, and elsewhere around town.
Relegated to the backlots of Disney World and mocked by the Simpsons, a long maligned form of transportation is mounting a one-rail comeback.
Three months after Hurricane Maria, the island is still in crisis. Puerto Ricans know their future depends on more than mending what Maria destroyed.
A security robot has been put to work in San Francisco in an attempt to deter homeless people from forming tent cities along the sidewalks.
The long history of using misleading images to sell urban highways.
In the early morning of August 5, 2001, artist Richard Ankrom and a group of friends assembled on the 4th Street bridge over the 110 freeway in Los Angeles. They had gathered to commit a crime — one Ankrom had plotted for years.
Roanoke, Virginia, has become what many cities of its size, geography, and history want to be. It started by bringing housing to a deserted downtown.
There are plenty of reasons for outrage coming out of Washington, DC, these days, but this week the divided region found a common enemy: an outrageously expensive highway toll.
Exploring the reasons behind the genre’s lavishly detailed electrical infrastructure.
Winter is good sometimes.
Experience America's most populous city as you never have before — from directly overhead.
Cities and citizens alike are waging war against map apps.
Lawmakers pass regulations to cut down on delivery robots as pedestrians tire of sharing sidewalks with "aggressively entrepreneurial wet dreams."
David Meslin gathered a group to create a set of temporary curb extensions. The main ingredients: a one-to-one ratio of cornstarch and water for the solid white lines plus leaves from area yards. The guidelines helped direct cars while leaf piles visually reinforced them, encouraging vehicles to follow a modified path.
"Land use," as it's rather aridly known, shapes behavior and sociality. And in America we have settled on patterns of land use that might as well have been designed to prevent spontaneous encounters, the kind out of which rich social ties are built.
Vicious wildfires have engulfed vast swaths of Southern California, destroying homes and forcing thousands to flee. Los Angeles hasn't gotten away unscathed, as commuters' videos shows a mountain of flames raging off a major highway.
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