TAIWANDERLUST

Apr 17

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.

Mar 29

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City Planner Gets Halfway Through Designing City Before Realizing He’s Just Doing Philadelphia Again -

(Source: thisbigcity)

Mar 27

Street symmetry

Street symmetry

Mar 25

Pixel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In The Gig Economy

Mar 23

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These extraordinary mechanical blinds react to changing sunlight

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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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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Mar 21

nevver:

How are you?

nevver:

How are you?

Mar 20

How to Eat at McDonald's When You're Monumentally Broke

Mar 19

“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

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