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Abandoned Mine is Now World’s Largest Indoor BMX Bike Park

Boasting 5 miles of trails, ramps and obstacles, this cavernous subterranean space sits 100 feet underground and totals 320,000 square feet. The wide-open ...

Commuter Freezeways: Bike Paths as Winter Ice Skating Corridors

Proposed by a landscape architect from Edmonton, Alberta, this 7-mile urban project may not be as far fetched as it first sounds – in many regards it is ...

Invasions: Clouds of White Balloons Take Over Public Spaces

Profusions of white balloons seem to explode from the interiors of houses, squeeze through basketball hoops and hover between the trees in the forest like odd ...

Curious Collections: 15 of the World’s Weirdest Museums

You might wonder why anyone would pay money to gaze at collections of dog collars, toilets, packets of ramen and mammalian penises in jars, but one thing ...

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New Frank Gehry Building So Ugly it Has to Wear a Paper Bag

Featuring over 300,000 custom-designed bricks, the latest work of one of the world’s most famous architects is an impressive feat of engineering, but ...

Scratched Out: Nine Nifty Closed & Abandoned Nail Salons

Once prettily painted, polished and popular, these closed and abandoned nail salons won't be doing any more filing unless it's in bankruptcy court.

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The Under Line: Derelict London Tube Tunnels as Public Paths

Transforming unused sections of the London Underground,  this bold proposal envisions a network of subterranean paths for pedestrians and cyclists as well ...

Dead Drops: Hidden USB Sticks Offer Anonymous File Sharing

If you happened to notice a USB stick poking out of a brick wall in an urban space, would you be brave enough to connect your computer to it just to see what ...

Faceted Facade: Crystaline Hotel Shaped Like Amethyst Geode

Grand or gaudy, brilliant or just big, this giant-sized, crystal-styled structure is to be the first in a series of gemstone-inspired hotels in which guest ...

World’s First Public Streetlight Network Powered by Sun & Wind

Unveiled in Spain and planned for the streets of several towns and cities in 2015 and beyond, these grid-free street lighting units are completely ...