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By Jeff Wing
September 19, 2016
What do 50,000 souls crammed into 6 hellish acres look like? The British inherited Kowloon Walled City when they took proprietorship of Hong Kong in the 19th century. 350 patchwork high-rises packed in next to each other comprised a mini-city that looked, from the air, like the output of a trash compactor. Before it was knocked down in the 80s, the Walled City became a bizarre world unto itself. Room for one more?...
Louis Kahn, one of the unsung greats of 20th century architecture, was found dead in a men’s room on the lower level of Penn Station in NYC; a strange and sad end for a man whose combative genius may have been out of step with his era. Let's see the blueprint...
The numbers vary in the telling, but between 2 and 7 construction workers are said to have died in a single wall-collapse accident during the construction of the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. They may yet walk there. Visitors to the huge, Egyptian Pyramid-themed Hotel on the Vegas Strip report weird and unsettling goings-on. Talk about overtime!...
In lucky 2013, a chunk of space rock described by NASA as a “tiny asteroid” flew in from space and plowed into a city in central Russia with the force of 300,000 tons of TNT. The blast damaged 3,000 buildings and injured 1,000 people. Seriously. Watch for falling rocks...
As urban surface area becomes precious and designers work more ingeniously to maximize a building’s footprint, there is a new movement afoot (pun intended) that is looking at the advantages of building down. Let's take the stairs...
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