The Rotating Building Where the Offices of the Future Will Be Tested

High up in the hills of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory sit four square, blue buildings you'd be forgiven for finding nondescript. Inside, they're decorated with drab gray carpet familiar to any cubicle worker. But it's the buildings' electronic guts that make them unique in the whole world. These labs—including… » 7/10/14 4:41pm 7/10/14 4:41pm

Comcast Wants to Put Its Logo On Top of a Beloved NYC Landmark

30 Rockefeller Plaza is one of the most beloved buildings in New York City. Hell, there's even a TV show named after it. Now that Comcast, majority shareholder of NBC Universal, is growing into an Earth-swallowing corporate behemoth, they are looking to erect their huge glowing logo atop the skyscraper, replacing the… » 6/13/14 1:01pm 6/13/14 1:01pm

The Surreal Sight of Skyscrapers Encased in Colored Fabric

Here in the USA, when a building is under construction, we are used to the sight of scaffolding partially encaging the structure. In Hong Kong, the tradition is to completely wrap even the most immense buildings in sheets of fabric. Photographer Peter Steinhauer documents these colorful monoliths in stunning detail. » 5/28/14 12:03pm 5/28/14 12:03pm

These new skyscraper tilting windows are designed to freak you out

Holy crap. The John Hancock Tower in Chicago rolled out a snazzy scary new attraction for people who visit the top of the skyscraper: windows that tilt down to give you a better view of the ground beneath you. It's like a roller coaster ride for those afraid of heights (that would be me). Just stand next to the window… » 5/09/14 7:36pm 5/09/14 7:36pm

These Abandoned, Half-Demolished Towers Look Too Pretty to Destroy

This colorful scene isn't a view of a new luxury loft. It's Rabot Towers, an abandoned public housing project in Ghent, Belgium. When the first stage of demolition removed the building's exterior walls, the former blight became an unexpected beauty, captured here by photographer Pieter Lozie. » 4/13/14 9:00am 4/13/14 9:00am

Which superhero had the coolest and best secret headquarters?

Being a superhero is the best job in the world. Not only do you save the world and get the girl and receive the world's adulation, you're also somehow rich enough (even though you're above the idea of money) to have a sick secret headquarters that every kid dreams about. And though your hero headquarters are typically » 4/02/14 6:28pm 4/02/14 6:28pm

Doing a handstand on the edge of a 40-story building is just nuts

If you're looking for a good nervous frantic dizzying hurl today, watch this stunt dripping in crazy by Scott Young. He does a handstand on the edge of a 40-story building because well, why not. The camera is attached to his shoe so you can see how close he is to the building's edge and how far he is from the ground.… » 3/18/14 10:48pm 3/18/14 10:48pm

Twitter's Not the Only Company With Indoor Cabins

In a few short weeks, employees at Twitter's San Francisco headquarters will be dining inside century-old log cabins shipped all the way from Montana. And Twitter isn't alone. The struggle to make corporate office life less stupefying and more cozy seems to have reached its logical conclusion with a new trend:… » 3/04/14 7:40pm 3/04/14 7:40pm