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Picture of Stockholm City Hall
Stockholm City Hall
Stockholm, Sweden
Surprisingly, one of the most bustling destinations on Stockholm's waterfront is the City Hall.
Picture of Hakaniemi Market Hall and Market Square
Hakaniemi Market Hall and Market Square
Helsinki, Finland
An old fashioned market hall next to a marketplace in a gentrifying, former working class district.
Picture of The City Museum
The City Museum
St. Louis, MO, USA
An adventurous, ramshackle collection of outsized sculptures and play spaces, including famous multi-story slides.
Picture of Wisconsin State Capitol
Wisconsin State Capitol
Madison, WI, USA
A public building that doubles as a town square where citizens rub shoulders with their elected officials.
Picture of Museum of Modern Art Interior and Sculpture Garden
Museum of Modern Art Interior and Sculpture Garden
New York, NY, USA
A 2004 re-design made this renowned New York institution an even better place to view art--and people.
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Theatro Municipal
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A beloved opera house opens onto to a city square as lively and diverse as Rio itself.
Picture of Mercado del Puerto
Mercado del Puerto
Montevideo, Uruguay
A beloved market hall specializing in many varieties of meats.
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Great Mosque of Djenne
Djenne, Mali
An inspiring 1907 mosque hosts a multi-ethnic market in the oldest known city in sub-Saharan Africa.
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L’Opéra/Palais Garnier Interior
Paris, France
This great marvel of design is unfortunately located amidst massive traffic flows.
Picture of Cathedral Notre-Dame
Cathedral Notre-Dame
Paris, France
The plaza in front of Notre Dame and the small parks and gardens around it give the cathedral a setting that few other buildings can match.
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Eiffel Tower
Paris, France
Not only is the Eiffel Tower an iconic image of Paris, but it also is an active neighborhood place.
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Leadenhall Market
London, United Kingdom
No market in the world contrasts more with its setting than Leadenhall Market.
Picture of Harrods Department Store Food Halls
Harrods Department Store Food Halls
London, United Kingdom
There are no better displays, counters, and eateries than those at this upscale food hall.
Picture of Covent Garden
Covent Garden
London, United Kingdom
The best "festival marketplace" in the world.
Picture of Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia
Barcelona, Spain
The grandest example of Gaudi's architecture.
Picture of Palau de la Musica
Palau de la Musica
Barcelona, Spain
A magnificent building that exudes artistic and creative energy.
Picture of Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau
Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau
Barcelona, Spain
A complex of beautiful buildings that offer many public and private places for rest and contemplation.
Picture of La Boqueria
La Boqueria
Barcelona, Spain
The energy of Barcelona's best-known market can work up quite an appetite - that's when its chiringuitos (casual bar/restaurants) come in handy.
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Phantom Galleries
San Jose, CA, USA
Former empty retail fronts now filled with artists' installations.
Picture of New York Public Library
New York Public Library
New York City, NY, USA
The city's first truly public library is almost intimidatingly elegant - but it's a mark of the space's design and management that all are made to feel welcome.
Picture of The Ridge Market
The Ridge Market
Cincinnati, OH, USA
This community-organized fresh-food market saved the neighborhood from a big-box retailer.
Picture of The Galleria
The Galleria
Milan, Italy
An arched, glass ceiling connects several Neo-Classical buildings, creating an indoor shopping arcade adjacent to Milan's central square.
Picture of Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY, USA
The world's largest privately owned building complex is also a prominent cultural, business, and tourist attraction in Midtown.
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Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, MO, USA
The Nation's first shopping center designed in 1922 and built by J.C. Nichols.
Picture of Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
Paris, France
A plaza that has remained the center of Parisian government since the fourteenth century is the civic square of Paris.
Picture of The English Market
The English Market
Cork City, Ireland
A covered market for fish, fruit, meat and vegetable.
Picture of Musee d'Orsay
Musee d'Orsay
Paris, France
A turn of the century train station marked for destruction was transformed in the 1970s into a new museum with a vast collection of late 19th century and early 20th century art.
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Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY, USA
The nation's first urban Audubon Center, located in a landmarked building in Olmsted and Vaux's Prospect Park.
Picture of West Side Market
West Side Market
Cleveland, OH, USA
Built in 1902, this market's European ambience helps draw shoppers from the greater Cleveland area
Picture of Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
Redmond, WA, USA
The renovation of a historic high school into a community center has been a catalyst to revitalize downtown Redmond.
Picture of Rathaus Park - City Hall Park
Rathaus Park - City Hall Park
Vienna, Austria
A renowned Christmas Market and loads of other events year-round keep this park and central square one of the busiest spots in Vienna.
Picture of Central Market Hall
Central Market Hall
Budapest, Hungary
This gorgeous covered market dates to the turn of the 20th century and is still a focal point for city life.
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Grand Central Terminal
New York City, NY, USA
One of the most well known and impressive indoor public spaces in the country, Grand Central Terminal provides an unparalleled experience to over half a million people every day.
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Granville Island
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Salvaged from the husks of old factories and infused with a spirit all its own, the district offers up a wonderfully imaginative stew of markets, play areas, cultural activities, and stunning waterfronts.
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Metropolitan Museum Steps
New York, NY, USA
The grand, granite steps leading to The Metropolitan Museum of Art are a destination themselves: a place to meet, eat, talk, and watch both people and Fifth Avenue traffic.
Picture of Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia, PA, USA
This 75,000 square-foot market hall opened in 1892 - then the world's largest indoor food market - but its roots go back to the 1600s.
Picture of River Market
River Market
Little Rock, AR, USA
The market is the centerpiece of an ambitious downtown renewal area; its setting along the Arkansas River adds a wonderful ambience.
Picture of South Station
South Station
Boston, MA, USA
Slated for demolition in the '70s, South Station is now the second-busiest transportation center in New England and the gateway to Boston's revitalized financial and retail centers.
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Staples Street Bus Station
Corpus Christi, TX, USA
By making people-friendly improvements, this place - serving up to 5,000 users daily - went beyond the typical transit center and is helping reshape the surrounding community.
Picture of Union Station
Union Station
Washington, DC, USA
With trains and subways infusing the station with people at regular intervals, the handsome shopping mall inserted into D.H. Burnham's Beaux-Arts building pulsates with life.