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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 >>

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Leeds Wants a Mile-Long Park on a Viaduct

The city of Leeds has got its eye on one of those floating urban walkways that New York has, with a local group suggesting that the disused, mile-long Holbeck Viaduct would be substantially lovelier than it is now were it to be turned from an abandoned relic into a lovely floating park. Read More >>

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Lord Foster Plans Temporary Parliamentary Dome for Westminster Repair Break

When or if they ever get around to stumping up the billions needed to shore up the Palace of Westminster, celebrated architect Sir Norman Foster has an idea about what to do with all the MPS. He suggests decanting the lot to a temporary glass dome built just down the road on Horse Guards Parade. Read More >>

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The 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Includes A Wicker House And A Naked Man On A Donkey

The 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist has some interesting stuff on it, including a block of flats that seems to be made out of baskets, and an underground bunker that almost certainly isn't designed for avoiding the end of the world. Read More >>