The Design Flaw That Almost Wiped Out an NYC Skyscraper -
Until it was fixed—which it was, in secret, as a hurricane loomed—there was a 1-in-16 chance that the Citicorp Building would collapse for every year it stood.
City Planner Gets Halfway Through Designing City Before Realizing He’s Just Doing Philadelphia Again -
DES MOINES, IA—Saying that his designs felt oddly familiar as he was drafting them, urban planner William Reston confirmed Monday that while envisioning a revitalized downtown for Des Moines, IA, he had absentmindedly laid out the preexisting city o…
Pixel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In The Gig Economy
These extraordinary mechanical blinds react to changing sunlight
I don’t know how common it is for kitchens to look like this everywhere else in the country, but to me, it’s perfectly LA. I’m—God help me—homesick.
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How to Eat at McDonald's When You're Monumentally Broke
It’s hard to believe that Watts would have been passed over again. … It’s such a kick in the stomach. I can’t imagine another community in this country that is more deserving of a little bit of help from the federal government. —
Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro), on Jordan Downs’ failure to secure a $30-million federal Choice Neighborhoods grant, which would have gone toward redeveloping the public housing project into a mixed-income community