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As U.S. Faces Trump Wall: The Fall of Berlin Wall 27 Years Ago

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Twenty-seven years ago today the Berlin Wall, which had stood, brutally dividing that city, began to fall. Soon it would be gone and the two sides of...

Did Bowie and Springsteen Help Bring Down the Berlin Wall?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Did David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen help bring down the Berlin Wall? When Bowie died this past January, the German Foreign Office tweeted: "Good-by...

Donald Trump's Tunnels -- And Why His Wall Would Fail

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Make no mistake: tunnels would be excavated, despite the Trump "sensors" and "technology" and "towers."

14 American Cities With Crazy Underground Tunnel Systems

Thrillist | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel

By: Erik Christensen Credit: Evan Thompson Old American cities hide many old secrets, and if you believe National Treasure (yes), then you know the...

Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D.

Some people see infrastructure as about as exciting as watching paint dry. We here at the Eno Center for Transportation, a national transportation policy think tank, eat reports on infrastructure for breakfast. And we know that our infrastructure needs much more than a new coat of paint.

In London, An Empty Underground Tunnel Could Become A Cyclist's Paradise

HuffPost Germany | Katja Black | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green

If this idea becomes a reality, it could transform urban transport from the ground up. And it may be coming to London first. In a concept from the ...

In the Tunnels Under Taksim (Photos)

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 08.09.2013 | World
Barry Yourgrau

Part of Erdogan's renovation scheme for Taksim Square and Gezi Park involves funneling traffic underground. The partially finished tunnels now stand open, theoretically, to anyone. But they have a forbidding look. On Friday, I saw two girls doing down. I decided to follow.

What States Can Teach Us About Tolling

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

By taking a more permissive approach to highway tolling -- not as a mandate but as one tool in a wider toolbox of transportation funding options -- Congress can give its blessing to a trend that has already taken root in 34 states.

The State of the Union... and our Highways

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

While the State of the Union is traditionally broad and sweeping in its scope, here are some very specific numbers for Congress and the White House to keep in mind as they consider the future of America's infrastructure.

A Campaign That Makes Sense for America's Highways

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Through 2013 and beyond, Moving America Forward will set out a strong and consistent message, educating the media, policymakers, and the public on the important and cost-effective role of user financing in supporting safe, reliable highway infrastructure.

PHOTOS: 14 Incredible Underground Historic Sites

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Ancient tombs, long-buried ruins and even whole cities, there's a wealth of historic secrets lying just beneath our feet. Whether built to save space...

Israel's Settlements Are Not the Real Problem, Only a Red Herring

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

As articles blaming Israel for failed Mideast peace continue to stream into the headlines, it is clear that the Mideast reality will continue just as it always has -- with Iran as an increasingly mobilizing force.

UNDERGROUND ART: Parisians Find Playground Under The Streets | By DON DUNCAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

PARIS--While many Parisians go out on the town on Saturday evenings, a small but growing number go under it. Beneath Paris lies a network of some 155...

Underground Nuclear Program: Iran Tunnels Mask Efforts

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last September, when Iran's uranium enrichment plant buried inside a mountain near the holy city of Qum was revealed, the episode cast light on a wide...