Sarah Hucal

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Bold Move Although Erick van Egeraat’s flashy Chess Club may seem a bit out of place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia has a reputation for attracting eccentric architecture. Take, for example, the World Mammoth and Permafrost Museum in Yakutsk. We wrote about the unique structure, designed by New York–based Leeser Architects, in 2007 (www.metropolismag.com/story/20071121/woolly-headed). The museum is perched on 20-foot-tall concrete pylons,…

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The Almighty Grid Can’t stand the Byzantine streets of the Levittowns of the world? A new Web site created by Harold Cooper satiates the desires of every gridophile by mapping planet Earth according to Manhattan’s plan. Sparked by the grid’s 200th anniversary, Cooper’s interactive site extends the scheme to nearly every spot on the globe. Just head up to 71,730th…