Does Preserving the Past Keep Cities From Moving Into the Future?

In the last 50 years, the preservationist movement has become powerful—maybe too powerful in a place like New York City, where a third of the buildings are now protected. But the buildings we think of today as landmarks inevitably replaced older structures, ones we tend to forget were demolished in the path towards… » 4/17/15 1:50pm 4/17/15 1:50pm

Comcast Wants to Put Its Logo On Top of a Beloved NYC Landmark

30 Rockefeller Plaza is one of the most beloved buildings in New York City. Hell, there's even a TV show named after it. Now that Comcast, majority shareholder of NBC Universal, is growing into an Earth-swallowing corporate behemoth, they are looking to erect their huge glowing logo atop the skyscraper, replacing the… » 6/13/14 1:01pm 6/13/14 1:01pm

Navigon 7200T GPS Has 3D Landmarks, Free Live Traffic Info

Navigon's upcoming 7200T GPS unit has some pretty high-end features: voice destination entry, photo-realistic 3D views of roads with lane guidance icons and 3D landmarks built-in. But its niftiest feature is free real-time traffic info updates with no subscription fees, for life. That's just got » 8/26/08 7:00am 8/26/08 7:00am to be handy, and comes…