These Time-Warp Photos Show Six Cities In the Past and Present

Cities change: skyscrapers go up, row houses are torn down, neighborhoods gentrify, earthquakes destroy. Vintage photographs of cities can be fascinating in and of themselves, but the familiar unfamiliarity of these time-warped photographs are especially intriguing. » 4/01/14 9:00am 4/01/14 9:00am

9 Incredible Aerial Pics Of London, Seen From A Police Helicopter

London looks cool from street-level. London looks really, really cool from a helicopter—specifically from the Metropolitan Police Department's Air Support Unit, a fleet of three that flies around providing support to the ground-bound team below. In between felony-fighting duties, the officers manage to take some truly… » 3/21/14 6:40pm 3/21/14 6:40pm

Why Architects Are Competing to Reconstruct a Building From 1851

In London this year, six well-known architects will jockey for a chance to build a large public building. Sounds pretty unremarkable, right? Except that the structure was already designed and finished—more than 150 years ago. Now, a Chinese property developer is holding a design competition to recreate it. » 2/26/14 2:40pm 2/26/14 2:40pm

Inside a World War II Bunker Turned Massive Underground Farm

Last week, we wrote about a project in London that sounds straight up apocalyptic: A massive underground farm inside a 60-year-old bunker, originally built to protect Londoners from Nazi bombs. Now, we have video—and it's every bit as spooky as you'd think. » 2/17/14 9:40am 2/17/14 9:40am

London's Newest Farm Is an Abandoned Bomb Shelter Deep Beneath the City

What do you do with a bomb shelter when you're no longer getting Blitzed by the Nazis? For decades, Londoners have searched for ways to make use of old bomb shelters lurking deep underground. They've become data centers, dusty storage rooms, and, now, the first underground urban farm—thanks to a couple of foodie… » 2/04/14 11:00am 2/04/14 11:00am