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Watch This Perfectly-Timed Bus Block a Livestream of the Georgia Dome, Right as it Implodes

A building implosion is a one-time thing; once a structure has been razed, there’s no resetting for a take two. That’s why The Weather Channel set up its livestream camera of the Georgia Dome’s demolition over half an hour before the first scheduled kaboom—except it forgot to double-check the local bus schedule.

Breathe Into a Paper Bag While This Real-Life Spider-Man Climbs a 29-Story Hotel

Thanks to an exterior clad in what look like reflective metal bars, Alain Robert, a professional urban climber, simply walked up to the Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel and started climbing, eventually scaling the 29-story structure in just 22 minutes, without the use of any safety gear.

The Number of People You Can Fit in the World's Biggest Buildings Is Staggering

Real Life Lore asks a question that I’ve never actually considered before: what if everybody in the entire world lived in just one building? How big would the building have to be to be able to fit all 7.4 billion of us? Surprisingly, not that big. That red cube up above would do the trick and it only takes up a few…

Watching This Dude Sit and Spin on the Edge of a Building Is So Nerve Wracking Watching This Dude Sit and Spin on the Edge of a Building Is So Nerve Wracking

This is very probably one of the scariest places you can park your bum: at the very edge of a corner of a very tall building in downtown Toronto. To make it even worse, Oleg Cricket, the guy in the video, decided it would be a perfect time to start spinning around while he’s sitting too. I’ve never been so stressed…

Why We Should Build Our Cities Upward, Not Outward

Why should we build taller cities? Because cities with taller buildings are cool as hell.

I Really Didn't Expect This Guy to Land Where He Did After He Jumped Off a 129-Foot Roof

I’m totally safe and sitting in front of a computer screen, and yet I’m sweating because watching this guy pull his crazy jumps from buildings is just not okay. This one is especially brutal because I really didn’t expect him to end up where he landed. He starts on the roof of the building 129 feet in the air and ends…

Fun Photo Series Puts the Size of Random Huge Objects in Perspective Fun Photo Series Puts the Size of Random Huge Objects in Perspective

This wonderful photo series comparing the size of things by Kevin Wisbith is a really fun way to earn some brain wrinkles, because it gives you a better sense of the true size of random buildings, ships, machines, and other objects. You get to see things like the Death Star hover over Florida in space, a B-2 bomber…

Latest Flyover Reveals the Truly Epic Scale of Apple's New $5 Billion HQ

So how does a company spend the hundreds of billions of dollars of cash it has on hand? It builds itself a fancy new headquarters, and the latest drone-shot flyover of Apple’s new HQ reveals the truly immense scale of not just the central spaceship building, but of the entire new campus.

Watching This Dude Run Off Rooftops for Fun Made Me Almost Faint

Here’s a compilation of crazy runs, jumps, and parkour tricks from Oleg Cricket, a daredevil who was either born without fear or recently made into some sort of superhero. Hell, maybe even both. You can see him sprint and jump off the side of skyscrapers, flip and twirl over gaps between buildings onto the roof next…

This Mind-Bending City Skyline Would Be Fun to Live In

Can you imagine if buildings in a city could grow and bend on a whim as if they were living, breathing organisms? This short film, Spatial Bodies by AUJIK, plays with that concept, transforming the cityscape of Osaka into a totally trippy world where the laws of physics and gravity don’t really exist and buildings can…

MLB On Colossal Beer Pyramid: "Wow" MLB On Colossal Beer Pyramid: "Wow"

What separates man from beast? Humans are weak-skinned bipeds, but our great advantage in this life is our bigass brains. We build. To engineer is human. That’s how we survived in the jungles and took over this planet. Read one way, the story of human history is a long, inexorable march towards the construction of…

China's Ban on 'Weird' Architecture Is a Damn Shame China's Ban on 'Weird' Architecture Is a Damn Shame

China’s become known for some of the zaniest, prettiest, most daring architecture of the 21st century. Sadly, that’s all coming to a halt, as the government is now banning any new buildings that are dubbed “oversized,” “xenocentric,” or “weird.”

These Gorgeous Buildings Showcase the Surprisingly Innovative Future of Wood These Gorgeous Buildings Showcase the Surprisingly Innovative Future of Wood

Wood is the future. That’s the feeling you get after looking through the 2016 award winners named by WoodWorks, the United States wood building council.

This Drone Video of Hong Kong Is Truly Spectacular

Because of the city’s history and because of its unique geography and because of the towering buildings and because of the cramped quarters and because of all the greenery nearby and because of the water pushed up against the city, Hong Kong is a pretty magnificent place to photograph. Taking pictures of what’s above…

Stunning Time Lapse Shows the Skyscraper in Dubai Engulfed in Fire

On New Year’s Eve, the 63-story Address hotel in Dubai caught on fire. It was a scary sight made worse as the back drop to the fire was the Burj Khalifa (and Dubai’s New Year celebration). The entire skyscraper seemed to be burning! But thankfully only 14 people suffered injuries. This time lapse by Kirill Neiezhmakov…

I wish the night sky shined and sparkled like this over every city in real life

Light pollution. It really screws up the view. It would be so great if the stars in the sky could still be seen over big metropolitan areas. But it doesn’t work like that. You have to go far away from civilization into deserts and nature to see the stars and cosmos the way they are meant to be seen. David Oliver Lennon

Watch crazy guys in wingsuits fly right next to the face of city buildings

There’s a holy crap moment in this wingsuit video where you hold your breath and wonder if the guys flying in the air are actually going to crash into the side of the building and if you should turn off the video. But then they make a perfect turn move and basically zip right next to multiple buildings on their path.…

Neat chart shows the tallest planned buildings in history Neat chart shows the tallest planned buildings in history

The tallest building in the world? The Burj Khalifa. Duh. But if plans had worked out differently for other buildings, the Burj Khalifa wouldn’t even crack the top 10 tallest buildings in the world. Here’s a cool chart showing all the tallest planned buildings in the world. Some of them are still ongoing while others…

Watch an incredible drone fly at crazy speeds through an abandoned building

Wow. This drone zooms so fast through this abandoned hospital in Spain that I’m pretty sure it might’ve reached warp speed. All the footage in the video below, taken by CHARPU FPV, is in real time. It’s pretty amazing control to fit into such small holes in the building and fly so gracefully through the hallways at…

An Acrylic Tunnel Turns a London Museum Into a Sci-Fi Alice in Wonderland An Acrylic Tunnel Turns a London Museum Into a Sci-Fi Alice in Wonderland

You’re staring through a new installation at London’s V&A Museum, called Mise-en-abyme. The narrowing isn’t just perspective — those acrylic archways really are getting smaller.

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