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Ever wanted to explore abandoned places? Real-life urban exploration and building infiltration can be challenging, dangerous and even illegal. Here is your chance to try out urbex from the comfort of your computer - from deserted buildings to entire abandoned towns and cities, here are some of the most amazing abandoned locations around the world.

Bucket List: 12 Battered & Abandoned KFC Stores

There are nearly 20,000 KFCs worldwide but success isn't guaranteed. Here are 12 that kicked the bucket when the financial chickens came home to roost.

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LA River Rehab: Dramatic Urban Revitalization Planned

Currently a concrete wasteland along most of its urban length, the Los Angeles River is set to get a dramatic billion-dollar makeover with the backing of the ...

Machine Cemetery: Diggers Bury Selves in Unmarked Graves

A surreal testimony to the excesses of underground construction in London, developers have been intentionally burying still-functioning digging machines ...

The Future Takes Flight: 13 Forward-Thinking Airport Ideas

With their inefficient terminals and bloated footprints, today’s airports are typically ill-equipped to adapt to sharp increases in demand, scarce land ...

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Decaying Detroit: Google Street View Shows Transformations

The architectural equivalent of ‘Faces of Meth,’ these compiled Google Street View images of Detroit from 2009 through 2013 paint a ...

Holy Beer: 12 Pubs Converted from Churches, Urinals & More

If knocking pack a pint in a subterranean Victorian urinal doesn’t sound like a good time to you, read on. Extensive renovations have transformed the ...

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Ghost Estates of Ireland: Symbols of an Economic Collapse

Built with visions of suburban prosperity in more optimistic times, the empty shells of former dream homes dot the countryside among piles of construction ...

No Spoking: 11 Closed & Abandoned Bicycle Shops

Bicycle shops should be doing great in this era of energy conservation but the cold equations of business economics are, for many bike shops, all two wheel.

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Antarctopia: A Vision of Past & Future Polar Architecture

The most remote and climactically unforgiving place in the world, Antarctica has served as a setting for only the hardiest and most practical of architecture ...

Turning Tides: 10-Mile Park to Protect NYC from Flooding

Designed to shield the exposed edges of Lower Manhattan from increasingly-disastrous storms, this impressive system of parks and other public spaces is also ...

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