Some cities are identified by their national landmarks, yet these rejected designs reveal how such monuments could have turned out completely different.More
The Cloud Gate in Chicago by Ansh Kapoor. Photo via Tumblr
Chicago Union Station, located at 215 North Clinton Street, is the perfect place to start your journey to the American South–to Jackson, Mississippi to be precise–thanks to its stately charm. Ten impressive entryways invite you into the city’s block-long head house, with a 110-foot high …More
Here’s the list from the Skyscraper Museum of the top 10 tallest skyscrapers in the world with over 100 floors, in conjunction with their exhibit TEN TOPSMore
With public awareness for urban planning at an all-time high, we are in the midst of a renaissance of smart design. Here are 10 projects you should care about.More
For today’s Untapped Mailbag, we dug up the inside scoop about how they dye the Chicago River as well as how “green” or eco-friendly the practice actually is.More
Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today!
The Day They Dropped the A-Bomb on the Bronx [WNYC]
Cornell Tech Selects Developer For 350-Unit Residence [Curbed NY]
NYCHA Units Sit Empty for Years Despite Desperate Demand for Housing [Gothamist]
Intersections of Culture and Beliefs in Crown Heights [Urban Omibus]
A look at the beautiful architectural Tender Houses on Chicago’s bridges which range in style from wooden clapboard to Beaux Arts.More
The High Line in NYC is one of the most well-known elevated parks, but around the world there are many similar urban reclamation projects proposed or underway.More
Here are our picks this week for the best of the Untapped Cities Photo Pool. To have one of your photos featured in our weekly roundup just hashtag your Instagram or Twitter photos with #untappedcities. Keep an eye on what others are tagging by following our live feed!
1 WTC (newly crowned tallest building in the …More
This week, we wanted to highlight all the urban exploration and city finds our readers have been photographing on Instagram and Twitter all around the world.More
Last week we looked in detail at an 1836 map of New York City overlayed onto present day Google Maps, highlighting the changing topographies of Times Square, Bryant Park, Battery Park, and more. This week, we take a look at some of the other cities highlighted in the same project.
This interactive project combines nineteenth-century maps of …More
This week, we’re featuring incredible building facades captured by Untapped Cities from NYC, Chicago and Paris including living walls and the Guggenheim.More