Watch the High-Tech Levi's Stadium Being Built In a Dazzling Timelapse

Earlier in September, the San Francisco 49ers' spanking new high-tech stadium opened with its 600 WiFi access points and green roof and hot dog-ordering app. But just 29 months ago, Levi's Stadium was an empty lot in the ground. The entire stadium takes shape in this two-minute timelapse video. » 9/19/14 2:16pm Yesterday 2:16pm

Guy climbs a building with no equipment like a real life Spider-Man

Meet the closest thing we have to a real life Spider-Man: rock climber Alex Honnold. After scaling mountains and rock walls as high as 1500 feet in nature, Honnold has finally decided that with great power comes great responsibility and has taken in his talents to the city. Watch him climb urban buildings with ease. » 8/12/14 6:30pm 8/12/14 6:30pm

The 5 Most Impressive Infrastructure Projects of the Year

Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineers gives out an award to celebrate the sheer size and complexity and awesomeness of infrastructure projects built by Americans. From an Antarctic research station on hydraulic stilts to an flyover railroad crossing, this year's five finalists are truly remarkable. » 8/07/14 9:00am 8/07/14 9:00am

The Skyscraper Boom That's Going To Make American Cities Way Taller

It seems like most of the architectural zeitgeist in the U.S. is dominated by news of supertalls sprouting in Manhattan. But that has not been the case in many American cities. Even with widespread housing shortages and proof that density is better for residents, most American cities have had a fear of heights—until… » 8/04/14 3:18pm 8/04/14 3:18pm

Share the Best Drone Video You've Ever Shot (And Tell Us How You Did It)

Last week, a man pushed a drone out his Seattle hotel window and conducted a fly-by of the nearby Space Needle. Police got a report that the drone had hit the Needle, and confiscated the video he had shot as evidence. But there was no collision, just this dramatic sunset footage, with tiny tourists waving from the… » 7/28/14 1:53pm 7/28/14 1:53pm

Nothing says summer more than this giant Slip 'n Slide on a city street

Now this is how you enjoy summer. You go to San Francisco, you lay out blue tarp on a city street, you bust open a fire hydrant and you create one of the biggest Slip 'n Slides ever. Oh and you ride that thing down while screaming out of your mind. It's absolutely perfect for a sunny summer day. » 7/14/14 11:20pm 7/14/14 11:20pm

Watch San Francisco's Rapid Gentrification Unfold on Google Street View

These days, it's rare to find a piece of San Francisco news that doesn't at least make a passing reference to the city's rapid-fire gentrification. And while numbers like the 115 percent increase in evictions over the past year are certainly astounding, nothing drives the point home quite like seeing the city evolve… » 6/09/14 12:46pm 6/09/14 12:46pm

San Francisco's Sights Reflected Upside-Down In Perfectly Clear Puddles

San Francisco's got a beautiful skyline, but Angela May Chen prefers looking towards the pavement for a crystal clear view. The designer and photographer captured some of the city's iconic (and lovably hyper-local) sights reflected perfectly in puddles after good hard rains then flipped the pics, resulting in a series » 5/31/14 11:08am 5/31/14 11:08am

See the Towering Future of San Francisco’s Skyline In a 3D-Printed Model

San Francisco's skyline is a-changing a lot, with massive new developments going up all over Market Street's main drag and squeezing in downtown. The pace is fast enough that it's tough to imagine what it will look like next week, much less next year, but a close look at this oversized 3D-printed model is like an… » 5/29/14 3:40pm 5/29/14 3:40pm

The Plan to Keep People From Jumping Off the Golden Gate Bridge

More people have committed suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge than on any other structure in the world—someone jumps from the bridge to their death about every two weeks. But those figures could be dramatically reduced if a proposed suicide-prevention barrier is installed later this year, as advocates hope. » 4/17/14 3:20pm 4/17/14 3:20pm