Philly’s Most Iconic Buildings | Mapped

“From the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Independence Hall, these buildings are the heart and soul of this city.” “That’s why we’d argue that Philly has some of the most iconic buildings in the U.S., from Independence Hall (It was the birthplace of America, after all) to the always dazzling Philadelphia Museum of Art.” via philly.curbed.com: Philly’s …

The New New York Skyline

“Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. Before 2004, Manhattan was home to 28 skyscrapers 700 feet and taller. Since then, an additional 13 have been built, 15 are under construction, and 19 are proposed—47 more in all. These additions are rapidly—and radically—changing the skyline.” National Geographic 2015 Check out …

The Vanishing World of Neon Motel Signs – Atlas Obscura

A photographer has spent decades capturing these symbols of Americana and the open road. The rise of automobile culture at the end of World War II gave Americans an easy and affordable way to see the country. Subsequently, mom-and-pop motels began appearing to meet the demand created by these new travelers. The motels strove to …