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Watch this fantastic Las Vegas-style hotel demolition in Las Vegas

Oooh. Ahhh.

The finale is fantastic but they could have intensified the build-up with just a few well-timed acrobats.

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Implosion Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Clauss Construction Company of Lakeside, California) performs the successful explosives felling of the 188’ tall, 286,440 square foot, 16-story, reinforced concrete CMU ...

Building that looks like a basket to become luxury hotel

This is the former Newark, Ohio headquarters of The Longaberger Company, a basket manufacturer that went under last year. This week, the developers who bought the property announced that it will become a luxury hotel. According to WCPO, "project officials say the exterior look of a basket will remain intact." Well duh.

From Wikipedia:

The ...

For Sale: Offshore fortress and gun tower built in 1851

This incredible offshore fortress and defense gun tower at Pembroke Dock, South West Wales, UK is for sale. It was built in 1851 and "designed to be operated by one officer and 33 men." Offers above £70,000 will be entertained. From the real estate listing:

The North East Dockyard Tower was originally built to accommodate ...

Wild design for incredible infinity pool that takes up entire roof of skyscraper

Infinity London is a planned 220-meter skyscraper topped with a wild infinity pool that completely covers the roof. There's a new video explainer from the designer below, but let's quickly answer the obvious question of how one gets in and out of the pool.

“The solution is based on the door of a submarine, coupled with ...

Can there be a mile-high skyscraper?

In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed the Illinois Sky-City, a skyscraper taller than one mile (~1,600 meters). That's more than twice the height of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest structure in the world. In the video above, Dutch architest Stefan Al asks "Will there ever be a mile-high skyscraper?"

If it happens, there ...

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the **** did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you running around the city, filling out useless forms, and waiting in motionless lines ...

Novelty Architecture: Buildings That Don’t Look Like Buildings

03.23.2012 · Posted in Travel Articles

Novelty architecture is a type of building design employed by those eager to make their mark on the landscape. Whether it be placing a giant pelican by the roadside or making a gift shop look like an elephant, it's all about making your structure stand out in the skyline. ...

Buy Garden Play Houses Not Video Games

11.05.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

If you had a dad like mine you had many garden play houses when you were a kid. My dad built them himself. He was a general contractor so there was no way he was going to pay for a ready made play house. He even made one that looked like a locomotive engine. I ...