by Whet Moser
"this is just one example of the ways that ignorance of the backstory cheats the rest of us out of a real understanding of what's going on here"
"The recent scandal in Texas has had a relatively minimal impact on UK news, but we were struck by the genuine strangeness of the architecture. "
'They are resorts that never quite happened, then, with names like Sultan's Palace and the Magic Life Imperial. This makes them "monuments to failed investment."'
"Two leading structural engineers pick their favorite feats of man-made wonder."
"The CRE slump has arrived."
"For residents who work in the city, their commute is around an hour on trouble-free days. But that can extend upward toward two hours."