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Civic structures shape cities - the best examples of institutional architecture stand out from the crowd and declare themselves as objects rather than infill. From sensational schools, colleges and universities to magnificent museums, theaters and opera halls, here are some buildings well worth viewing (and visiting should you ever find yourself in the relevant city!).
World's Most Powerful Man-Made Tornado in a Museum
The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany hosts quite a spectacle when it demonstrates the awe-inspiring power of its tornado fire safety system.
Abandoned Tunnel Used for Secret Race Car Testing
Locals weren't going crazy when they thought they heard the sounds of race cars coming from a long-abandoned tunnel under a nearby mountain in Pennsylvania.
Origami Shelter: Instant Flat-Pack Architecture on Demand
Take a structure, strip away all of the non-essentials, and squeeze out every last unused bit of air space, and what do you get? Essentially, a flat-folded sheet.
Virtual Retail Stores Repurpose Unused Public Spaces
In the near future, many stores might not even have physical products to take home - we'll just scan codes with our smart phones and have them delivered.
Livable Billboard Offers Artists a Temporary Home
Scribe Billboard is both an ongoing urban art project beautifying Mexico City, and a clever, compact hidden home for the artists as they work.
All Bets Are Off: 10 Crapped-Out Abandoned Casinos
At these 10 abandoned casinos, the high rollers are laying low, the cards are all jokers, the wheel's stopped spinning and the dice have all thrown snake eyes.
Performance Architecture: 10 Dramatic Opera Sets & Stages
These massive floating opera stages in Austria are so incredible, it'd be hard not to stare at them the whole time instead of watching the performances.
Lawless Metropolis: Kowloon Walled City, Then and Now
The demolished Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was once a teeming, crime-ridden 6.5-acre metropolis packed with 50,000 people; now it's a peaceful park.
Game, Cassette, Match: 10 Abandoned Video Stores
Once as common as the VHS or Beta tapes they rented out, video stores are fading away faster than the images on a well-worn cassette someone forgot to rewind.
Revealing Historical Photos Show US White House Gutted
The already-aging White House had been retrofit with a maze of modern amenities like plumbing, electricity and heating - none of which were factored into the original plan.