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What Ugly Building Can You Just Not Help Loving?

We know they’re bad for us. We know we shouldn’t like them. BUT STILL WE DO. What building that everyone else considers ugly occupies an architectural soft spot in your heart?


50 Buildings That Point To The Future Of Cities

Most “best-of” lists for buildings focus on superlatives: tallest, prettiest, most expensive. For the past 50 days, The Guardian has taken a slightly different approach by compiling a stellar lineup of 50 great buildings in 50 different cities. The series serves as both a crash course in architectural history and comprehensive survey of where contemporary urbanism is headed.


Watch How Los Angeles Boomed Over 125 Years With This Gorgeous Map

Contrary to what New Yorkers would like to tell you, Los Angeles is freaking old. Older than the United States of America, in fact. And it’s easy to see just how old the city is with built:LA, an interactive map that colour-codes the age of over three million LA buildings.


Video: A Tour Of An Abandoned Asylum Is The Eeriest Thing

Yeesh. Project Senium took a tour of an abandoned asylum and seeing the decay and emptiness and mess is quite unsettling. And then imagining the stories the walls could tell and then thinking about the people who walked through the halls and then having to convince yourself that ghosts aren’t real sure makes your spine melt a little bit.


I Can't Handle This Insane Parkour Run On Top Of A Really Tall Building

Video: This video of a crazy guy running and jumping and doing that parkour thing across a building ledge only lasts 15 seconds, but I’m pretty sure I’ve threw up 15 times, cried enough tears for 15 years, broke my knees in 15 different places from trembling too hard and destroyed my ability to emotions for the rest of my life. This dude is nuts.


This BASE Jumping Video Shot In Dubai Makes You Feel Like You're Falling As You Watch

The Princess Tower is 413 metres high and currently the world’s tallest residential building and the second tallest building in Dubai. It is huge. So obviously when the building opened up their roof to base jump off of, 558 awesomely crazy daredevils joined up and pulled off all sort of crazy jumps. It’s like fear doesn’t exist.


Interesting Chart Shows What The Tallest Building Built In Each Year Was

This chart showing the height of the tallest skyscrapers built over time, made by The Economist, can get a little hectic with what seems like axises and data points that go beyond x, y and z and on to some unknown letter but it is deeply interesting. It shows what the tallest building built in which year was, how tall it was, which continent it was built on, highlights iconic buildings and lists what world event was going on during specific years.


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.


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