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Paris Gets Its First Skyscraper In 42 Years, And It Was Worth The Wait

In 1972, Paris approved a hulking 210m skyscraper that dwarfed the rest of the city and looked like it was designed by Darth Vader on the back of a cocktail napkin. It’s no wonder it’s taken the city 42 years to give tall buildings another shot.


Towers Proposed For Paris Would Be The World's Tallest Wooden Structures

At first glance, the warm, luminous development proposed for a Paris site doesn’t look much different than any other mixed-use project rising in other cities. But this village of high-rises is unique in that it would be made completely from wood — even the 35-story tower at the center.


Drones Buzz Golden Gate Bridge, Crashing And Generally Being Creepy

The quake-prone Bay Area is already a pretty precarious area for bridges, but now suspicious drone activity is also a concern for San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate.


Slightly Radioactive Drone Spotted On Japanese Prime Minister's Roof

There are plenty of things you might welcome on your roof: squirrels, tasteful weathervanes, Santa. But a radioactive drone probably isn’t one of them. Disturbingly, that’s exactly what was found atop Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Tokyo office Wednesday morning.


Short Animation: Paris Vs New York

New York and Paris are two of the best cities in the world, both filled with culture, art, food, fashion, people, landmarks, museums, historical significance, quirks and so forth. Naturally, people of one city like to imagine their city as better than the other and vice versa. This fun animation shows how the cities compare, side by side.


Police Have Raided Uber's Parisian HQ

French police have raided the offices of Uber in Paris as the taxi service continues to operate in the city despite officials claiming that it breaks national laws.


This Guy Went Around The World In 80 Days The First Time He Travelled 

The death of a close friend rocked Chris Sypolt’s world. So, he did what any logical 44-year-old would do and set out on an an 80-day round-the-world trip. It was the first time he’d ever left the United States. This is what he learnt.


Paris As A Green And Sustainable Future City Is Even More Beautiful

Paris is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, with its landmarks, parks and the cobbled roads of Montmarte the envy of the world. Architectural progress can sometimes meet opposition when a city’s iconic sights and historic look is challenged, but architects Vincent Callebaut’s vision of a green, sustainable Paris is so gorgeous, it makes the glorious French capital looking even more magical.


The World's Oldest Basketball Court Has Iron Poles In The Middle Of It

Basketball is famously an all-American sport (invented by a Canadian). But thanks to an odd twist of fate and the YMCA, the world’s oldest surviving basketball court is actually in France. Tucked away in a neighbourhood of Paris, the handsome facility has parquet floors and iron pillars running down the middle of it. It looks dangerous as hell.


This Clever Wardrobe Hides An Entire Apartment

Thanks to the increasing price of real estate in almost every growing city, apartments are growing smaller by the year. But architects are thankfully getting more crafty with every reduction in size. Previously, I’d have written off an 8sqm apartment as impossibly tiny for anything but my pet hamster — but after seeing this design, I’m not so sure.


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