Archived Articles: Urban Exploration

From urbex, draining, building jumping and rooftopping to planking, parkour and free running, here you will find articles, images and videos of the breathtaking structural infiltrations and architectural explorations from around the world.

Caught on Video: Illegal BASE Jump Off NYC Freedom Tower

Breaking into One World Trade Center and scaling to its top was just the beginning for this daring trio, who then not only parachuted from close to the peak ...

Abandoned Underground: 10 Long-Lost Subterranean Cities

Subterranean spaces now silent, dank and cobwebbed once bustled with activity – often of the illicit variety – housing secret speakeasies, opium ...

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Decoding Streets: Secret Symbols of the Urban Underground

Somewhere between city signs and street graffiti lies a surprisingly rich and colorful language of secret messages, all hidden in plain sight on roads and ...

Extreme Street View: Google Employee Maps Deserted Island

Street View has mapped much more than roads in its, but sending a lone urban explorer through the haunting multistory ruins of a remote island may be one of ...

Strung Along: Twine Guides Visitors Through Abandonments

Acting as a minimalist and silent tour guide, lengths of black yarn were carefully suspended to direct guests along a route through the broken walls of a ...

Explore Everything: Epic Book Shows How to Hack Cities

Combining harrowing first-hand experiences, vivid images and historical context, urban explorer and photographer Bradly L. Garrett takes his readers on a ...

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Rocket Man: Going POV With a Real Parkour Expert [Videos]

Parkour isn’t quite the sensation it used to be, but there are plenty of urban athletes all over the world still exploring cities by free running, ...

Skyscraper Slums: Insider Tour of World’s Tallest Tent City

Housing over 2,500 squatters on 28 of its 45 floors, the Tower of David is a half-finished structure in Caracas, Venezuela, populated with displaced people. ...

Leisure Dives: Planking Meets Parkour & Midair Photography

Parkour and free-running are fine for athletic types, while planking and the lying-down game are great for lazies, but suspended somewhere in between we find ...

Urban Fabric: Stretched, Stitched & Suspended Mobile Home

Imagine rooms that expanded and compressed depending on occupancy, then stretch your mind to conceptualize a whole home that works the same way – it ...

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