buildings

The Tallest Buildings On Each Continent Throughout History, Visualized

I love these fantastic charts from Halcyon Maps that show which skyscrapers or churches or temples or mounds of dirt or other structures that have been the tallest buildings on each continent throughout history. You can see the ridiculous skyscraper arms race that develop in each area over the years and see what outdid who.


The World's Largest Vertical Farm Is Being Built In An Old Steel Mill 

Across the Hudson and over Newark Bay, about 24km from Manhattan, a group of investors led by Goldman Sachs is financing the construction of what will become the largest indoor vertical farm in the world inside a former steel mill.


John Oliver Reminds Us That America's Bridges Are Shit, And No One Cares

America’s cities haven’t devolved into a post-apocalyptic hellscape yet, but they do seem to be teetering on the brink of literal collapse. And no one in Congress seems to care enough to do a damn thing anything about it.


Google's Crazy New Campus Will Be Covered In Giant Canopied Domes

Apple is building a spaceship. Nvidia will work inside alien polygons. Amazon has its orbs. Soon, Google might have an crazy new headquarters of its own: A series of giant, transparent canopied buildings filled with open spaces for Googlers to congregate.


Who Needs A Weatherman? These Buildings Tell You The Forecast 

It has never been easier to get updates on the weather. If you have a smartphone, a few taps will pull up forecasts quicker than you can say “colder than a witch’s tit” three times fast. Technology! But there’s a much older, low-tech option for figuring out whether to bust out the umbrella, and it’s still on display in many cities.


Worst Demolition Team Screws Up Same Explosion Twice

How hard can it be to blow up a building? My childhood experience with knocking over waist-high towers of cardboard blocks leads me to say “not hard,” but this botched job by a demolition team in Sevastopol suggests otherwise. I mean, come on guys.


Good Night, Toronto

Canada. Hockey. Poutine. Maple Syrup. All such truly wonderful things! Also wonderful? Toronto. Here’s a hyperlapse from Ryan Emond that shows the sparkling skyline of the lovely city to our north.


Good Night, London

It’s a little weird to say this, but I’ve mostly ignored London as a city to visit. Even though it’s been years since I’ve last been and even though I enjoyed my time there, I never think about it when I get bitten by the travel bug. And I don’t have a legitimate reason why not! Maybe I should go again.


10 Bizarre Buildings And Their Fascinating Histories

Iconic buildings such as the Flatiron Building and the Empire State Building are revered for their historical and cultural significance. However, few people are aware of the equally important structures scattered around the world — structures that have survived time, nature, and the wrecking ball.


How The Buildings We Work In Affect Our Moods

Anything that changes how we feel emotionally can have an impact on our physical health too, according to the science of psychoneuroimmunology.