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What If? Apocalyptic Art Explores Ends of Industrial Worlds

What if we filled the world with nothing but cars, or skyscrapers, or if we simply started building an industrialized mountain (like a modern-day Tower of ...

All Washed Up: 11 Abandoned Coin Laundries & Laundromats

Abandoned coin laundries, laundromats and washaterias (for you Texans) have proliferated as utility costs rise and prices for domestic machines fall.

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Memo Bottle: Slim Paper-Shaped Water Canteen for Laptop Bags

Rectangular, skinny and designed to fit in briefcases or computer bags, this is definitely a bottle with a clear message: it is time to make your preferred ...

By the Silent Line: Watch an Abandoned Railroad Disappear

Among the rusting vestiges of Europe’s Industrial Revolution, this 20-mile relic of a railroad in Paris has been abandoned since 1934, and while it has ...

Mirage Muralist: Street Artist Bends Surfaces Using Illusion

With works often requiring second looks or sanity checks, artist Pejac bends reality in his use of paint and other materials to create sublime art from walls, ...

The Desertron: World’s Largest Super Collider Lies Abandoned

Designed to break records held by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the Superconducting Super Collider built (and abandoned) in Texas features fourteen miles ...

Fluorescent Geometry: Eye-Popping Murals by Maya Hayuk

Striking geometric shapes in acid-bright palettes breathe life into gray urban spaces thanks to the signature style of artist Maya Hayuk. Often appearing ...

Rejected Starchitects: 8 Controversial Building Proposals

Even the world’s most famous architects, from Zaha Hadid to Frank Gehry, get rejected sometimes. When Norman Foster’s visionary proposal for a new ...

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Istanbul Demolishing 3 Skyscrapers to Preserve City Skyline

After a huge and lengthy legal battle fought on various fronts by developers, municipalities and the Council of State, the Turkish government has ordered the ...

Post-Olympic Abandonment: Sochi Already on the Road to Ruin

The Olympics have a long history of leaving a mixed legacy in their wake but the story of Sochi is particularly strange – it was never completely ...