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The World's Deadliest Construction Projects, Visualized

The infrastructure being built for Qatar’s World Cup is using the most cutting-edge construction technologies. Yet due to the poor treatment of migrant workers, an estimated 4,000 people could die building it. A new timeline of construction deaths shows this inconsistency throughout history: Even though construction… » 7/23/15 7:15pm 7/23/15 7:15pm

Bird's eye view time lapse shows off Apple's new spaceship campus

Apple’s new campus is in the process of being built right now and it truly does look like a space ship is being constructed in sleepy Cupertino. Here’s the state of things so far, from August 2014 to May 2015, a pile of Mars-colored dirt is being transformed into a closed circle from the future. Pretty cool. And the… » 6/10/15 12:00am 6/10/15 12:00am

The World's Largest Tunneling Machine Is (Finally) Getting Rescued 

Bertha, the world’s largest tunneling machine, has been stuck under downtown Seattle since it broke in December 2013. Engineers have had to concoct a massive and expensive rescue plan—essentially a whole construction project in itself. And yesterday, the Bertha’s broken cutter head was finally hoisted out of the Earth. » 3/31/15 5:40pm 3/31/15 5:40pm

A Compound From Plants Could Replace Bitumen to Make Roads Greener

Construction teams around the world rely on bitumen—an incredibly sticky by-product of crude oil production—as the main binding agent for asphalt. But a team of scientists reckon that a compound found within plants could help replace it, making road-building a greener, more sustainable practice. » 3/23/15 5:20am 3/23/15 5:20am

Someone Snuck Into NYC's $4 Billion Train Station And Took These Pics

Picture $4 billion worth of cash stacked up in the shape of a train station. This is pretty much what the World Trade Center Transportation Hub looks like. Except more surreal. You'd also maybe need to throw in a whole bunch of screw ups and missed deadlines, because this alien cathedral of a train station is one… » 3/02/15 3:49pm 3/02/15 3:49pm

An Up-Close Look at the Monumental Task of Building a Bridge

We take giant manmade structures for granted. Whether erected in decades long gone or constructed anew from a distance, they are just there. When Joseph Blum set out to photograph the building of the new Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland, he wanted to get face to face with action bringing such a project… » 2/05/15 9:35am 2/05/15 9:35am

It Took 25 Hours of Continuous Concrete Pouring To Build This Aquarium

When the Miami's Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science opens in 2016, it's going to have an absolutely bonkers aquarium—imagine a giant camera lens, tilted on its side, that lets visitors walk below the tank and look up into it. Building it, as you might expect, entailed a feat of perfectly-timed engineering. » 12/24/14 9:40am 12/24/14 9:40am

A New Glimpse Into the Gigantic Construction Project Hidden Below NYC

What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task » 12/18/14 2:53pm 12/18/14 2:53pm

120 days of apartment renovation in a single time-lapse video

I've always liked watching home improvement shows because the idea of rebuilding and renovating and creating with your own hands is so interesting to me. But this time lapse of an apartment being completely remodeled is better than any of those TV shows because it scrunches 120 days of work into one video. » 12/15/14 11:39pm 12/15/14 11:39pm