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128 tall buildings were constructed in 2016, a world record

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Click here to enlarge infographic We’ve just been looking at the amazing growth of the skyscraper in its early years, and now ArchDaily informs us that 2016 was a record year for tall buildings throughout the world. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced in its 2016 Tall Building Year in Review that ...
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Join us on an upcoming tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a staple institution in the LES for 128 years
Constructed in 1887, the majestic Eldridge Street Synagogue has been a staple institution in the Lower East Side for 128 years. At Untapped Cities, we’ve learned that any New York City landmark tha…
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Trending: Photos of the abandoned suburban town next to LAX airport
In a city as decentralized as LA, how do you improve an airport which has been named the 2nd worst airport in the US and is flanked by abandoned neighborhoods?
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The secrets of 370 Jay Street, the operations headquarters of NYC’s transit system
The NY Transit Museum’s newest exhibit showcases the history, current functions, and future of 370 Jay Street as the transit headquarters undergoes renovation.
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Lower Manhattan is like an open-air art gallery with works like Arturo DiModica’s Charging Bull. Join us for our public art tour this weekend as we stroll down Broadway and then meander through Battery Park
Join us on this walking tour in lower Manhattan, considered by many as an “open-air gallery”, and discover masterpieces by famed artists like Daniel Chester French, Keith Haring, Isamu …
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Unlike other ruins in the New York area, this one is truly in danger of disappearing
The decaying castle structures were built by Scottish-American entrepreneur Francis Bannerman for his catalog business for surplus munitions. Here’s how to visit the island.
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8 monumental arches in NYC, from the grand to the forgotten
8 of NYC’s monumental arches, two lost to time and one abandoned, plus Washington Square Park arch, Grand Army Plaza and Manhattan Bridge
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The story of Omero C. Catan, NYC's "Mr. First" who attended 537 grand openings over the course of 40 years
Brooklyn-born Omero Catan, known as New York City’s ‘Mr. First,’ has been to 537 grand openings of tunnels, bridges, and roads, over 40 years from 1920 onward.
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Staying in town for the Presidential Inauguration? Here are 7 places to go to hibernate from the event
For those who want to stick their head in the sand during Donald Trump’s inauguration, here are a few places to go to pretend the whole affair isn’t happening.
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If you ask a native New Yorker where to find rats in the City, they will probably answer, “everywhere.” Well, this map gets even more specific
NYC Dept. of Hygiene releases rat infestation data for every neighborhood of the city. We take a look at where to find the most rats around.
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In this map, Census and Bureau of Labour statistics are used to chart the organic life of Manhattan’s live/work population
Joey Cherdarchuk of Dark Hose Analytics uses Census and Bureau of Labour statistics to chart the organic life of Manhattan’s live/work population.
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The top 10 secrets of City Island, Bronx in NYC
City Island feels idyllic, a worlds away from the commercial hub we envision when we think of “the city.” Here are 10 secrets about this quaint neighborhood.
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Untapped Cities is a community of over 300 contributors uncovering the best of urban life from cities around the globe. Our writers and photographers are in the streets, unearthing quirky places, stories and events. We’re interested in what’s unseen–whether hidden, unnoticed or lost in the past–and how it informs city life now and in the future.

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