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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic, But Had a Notable Lack of Dwayne Johnsons

We’re still waiting on our flying cars. But back in 1923, the magazine Science and Invention assured readers they were just around the corner. And to top it off, the buildings of tomorrow would be built to “solve” the traffic problem. Read More >>

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Mansion from Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill Goes Up For Sale in Los Angeles

One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous mansions, known as the Ennis House, is up for sale in east Los Angeles in the US state of California. And even if you don’t know the house, you certainly know the movies that the famous building has appeared in, including Blade Runner (1982), The House on Haunted Hill (1959) and The Replacement Killers (1998). The 6,000 square foot house can be yours for the low price of just $23 million (£17 million). Read More >>

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St Paul’s Not Happy About London’s Latest Skyscraper Plan

The planning department within the City of London's bureaucratic chambers has granted permission for a new tower to be built near all the other oddball recent towers the bankers had made, with this one nicknamed the "Cheesegrater 2" because it looks a bit like another one that's already up. It won't be referred to by this cute little nickname by the guardians of St Paul's cathedral, though, as they're furious that another glassy wedge is eroding some of London's classic street views. Read More >>

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Newcastle Developer Plans an Ad-Funded Wheel Bigger Than London’s Eye

There's a business called the World Wheel Company that exists only to install massive sightseeing wheels in cities around the world. And its next target is a sweet vacant bit of brownfield near the river in northern powerhouse Newcastle. Read More >>

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Apple’s Excellence in Design Leads to Employees Smacking Into Glass Walls

Apple’s freshly completed spaceship campus (in Cupertino, California) was the final project of Steve Jobs, and its construction came with the exacting demands that he was known for. Jobs wanted Apple’s employees to smoothly move through the headquarters without having to take a minute away from thinking about their work. The execution has reportedly gone so well that engineers are running right into the state-of-the-art glass that shapes the building. Read More >>

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London Might Be Getting a Concert Venue Shaped Like a Giant Golf Ball

American company Madison Square Garden Company (MSGC) has revealed plans to create its first venue outside of the United States: a massive concert arena near to the Olympic park in Newham. Read More >>

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Why 9/11 Truthers Are Obsessed With The Plasco High-Rise Fire in Tehran

On January 19th, 2017, the Plasco building, a 17-story steel high-rise in Tehran, caught fire. The blaze began on one of the building’s upper floors and then spread quickly through the tower’s sprinkler-less garment workshops. As the Tehran fire department battled the nearly unreachable fire, the steel skyscraper collapsed in full view of Iranian state television cameras. Read More >>

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London Building Has Had Enough of Being Climbed

The owners of the Lloyd's of London building have had enough of you YouTube kids generating your precious content by climbing up the outside of it, and wants to win a court injunction to put an end to people in costumes clambering up its 80s framework. Read More >>

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This Architectural Kaleidoscope Is Melting My Brain, But Not in a Fun Way

If you’ve ever caught yourself mindlessly staring out of the window while driving through a big city filled with endless buildings, you’ll understand the appeal of Lauren Pedrosa’s short film, perspective ǝʌᴉʇɔǝdsɹǝԀ. But Pedrosa takes the repetitive monotony one step further by turning footage of random buildings into a complex kaleidoscope. Read More >>

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Famous Walls Agree to Work Together

Walls have had a bit of a bad time of it of late, thanks in part to that American monster wanting to build one to keep people apart. But over here and in China work is underway to rebuild the reputation of the popular stone-based construction, with two of the world's best walls agreeing to work together. Read More >>

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Gin Wong, LA Architect Who Inspired The Jetsons, Dies at 94

You may not know the name Gin D. Wong, but you definitely know his work. He’s responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, including the Theme Building at the Los Angeles Airport (pictured above), and he even inspired the designers of the legendary 1962 animated TV show The Jetsons. Wong died on September 1st at the age of 94. Read More >>

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Wonky Office Block Wins Worst Building of 2017 Award

Congratulations of the ironic kind are due to the architect behind the Nova Victoria office block in London, which has been crowned the worst building of 2017 by this year's Carbuncle Cup assessment team. Read More >>

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London’s Garden Bridge is Dead

In news that will make our Editor want to throw a big lavish party, it's been announced that the controversial London Garden Bridge is dead. Read More >>

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Dubai’s Unfortunately Named Torch Tower Won’t Stop Catching on Fire

Some Dubai residents woke up to a familiar sight early Friday morning: flames engulfing an enormous skyscraper. In fact, the fire that spanned 50 of the 86 stories of the massive Flame Tower was all too familiar. The same skyscraper burned in 2015, and the causes appear to be related. Read More >>

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London Building Torn Apart by Earthquake or Art

Has this building been torn apart by an earthquake? Have its foundations been undermined by a pop star's super basement excavations? Or is the boring reason for the tear in its facade that it's just a bit of art? Read More >>