crime
Handy Thieves Disassemble and Steal Entire Building

A fairly grim looking shed attached to a leisure centre in Hull has been stolen, with enterprising thieves you have to admire* taking around six hours to dismantle and cart off the entire building. Read More >>

huawei
Planners Grant Huawei Permission for Massive UK Research Centre Newbuild

South Cambridgeshire District Council has decided it's all just fine to have Huawei build a brand new research centre in the area, and has granted permission for the Chinese tech kingpin to start work on a landmark £1bn custom campus. Read More >>

architecture
Vaguely Forgotten Door and Passage Discovered During Parliament Renovations

The labyrinthine House of Commons building has given up an old sort-of secret, with those in charge of organising the site's complex renovations uncovering a long forgotten passageway that links one place old posh people hang out in with another. Read More >>

architecture
Asbestos and Bomb Damage Hinder Big Ben’s Restoration

The cost of shoring up Big Ben and the tower it resides in has risen by £18.6m, thanks to the work turning out to be a little more complex than a few plasterers on Facebook thought it might be, and the discovery of asbestos, WWII bomb damage, inadequate previous repairs, lead paint, the need for specialist clock mechanism repair work and the impact of additional grime from London's death-smog period. Read More >>

architecture
The North is Getting its Eden

Eden Project North has moved a big step nearer the actually happening stage, with the £85m project's backers submitting their environmental report to local planners and saying it could be ready to transform lucky old Morecambe by 2023. Read More >>

architecture
London Airport Doesn’t Want Rotating Tourist Pods in the Sky

London's City Airport has come out with a potentially disastrous objection against the plan to build a massive observation platform in the city complete with spinning external pods for tourists, as it's worried that air traffic control systems might get a bit confused when they detect unexpected moving things in a bit of the sky. Read More >>

fakes
This Video of a Giant Penis Building Shooting Fireworks Is Too Good to Be Real

It’s all but impossible to keep phallic comparisons out of your head when staring up at a towering skyscraper, but residents of the Guangxi region in southeastern China have a new addition to their skyline that seems unmistakably penis-inspired—and a fake viral video isn’t helping to dissuade opinions. Read More >>

politics
MPs Vote to Leave Parliament for Refurb Works

After years of wrangling over what to do about fixing up the Palace of Westminster and all of its damp patches, wonky staircases and assorted legacy fire hazards, a decision has been made. The government will move out so the place can be renovated in a slightly easier fashion. Read More >>

london
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 >>

architecture
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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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. Read More >>

design
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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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. Read More >>

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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 blocks of Manhattan. Read More >>

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Watching This Dude Sit and Spin on the Edge of a Building is so Nerve Wrecking

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 out after watching someone sit down. Read More >>