It’s always better in black and white: Presidential historian Michael Beschloss recently tweeted this noir-inflected view of New York City’s skyline. He says that the photo was taken in 1947. Read more
The Port Authority released footage of the 408-foot spire being installed last week at the top of the 1,776-foot-high tower, now the tallest building in the West. Watch the sped-up workers make history above, and catch our top 7 Instagram shots of the completed One World Trade Center.
To celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend in Canada and the upcoming Memorial Day holiday in the US, we’re taking a look at the best camping gimmicks and inventions. From bizarre bunks to obvious outhouses, here are our top seven:
This hammock tent will protect you from uneven ground and ravenous packs of wolves.
Your community park may have pretty trees and a couple of benches to sit on, but unless it’s one of the below examples, it probably doesn’t have an aerial greenway, a multi-level rooftop garden or life-sized dinosaurs. But our favorite city parks do…
Nestled beside a 30-storey tower, Namba Park in Osaka, Japan is an eight-level rooftop garden that spans several city blocks and features tree groves, rock clusters, cliffs and canyons, lawns, streams, waterfalls, ponds and vegetable patches. The project, completed in 2003, also includes a shopping mall, restaurants and an amphitheater.
This rare color footage of London in the 1920s was shot by British film pioneer, Claude Friese-Greene. Friese-Greene was known for creating travelogues using the color film process that his father, William, was experimenting with. His father is often credited as the inventor of cinematography. Read more
One World Trade Center officially become the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere this morning, as construction workers attached the last piece of the 408-foot spire.
The topped-out tower’s height of 1,776 feet refers to the year the United States declared its independence. Read more