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A GoPro Makes a Swing Feel Like a Roller Coaster

Slides, teeter-totters, and even merry-go-rounds are all just bit players at a playground. The real star of the show are always the swing sets, because as this first-person GoPro footage reminds us, they’re about as close as you can get to riding a roller coaster without any kind of safety gear. » 7/24/15 10:50am Friday 10:50am

The Hot New Urban Renewal Trend Is... Swings

Step aside dancing fountains and community gardens, it’s the age of the urban swing set. I’m not talking about playgrounds. These are swings designed for adults, enticing the tushes of office workers, college students, and tourists—city dwellers young and old who all want to take a turn kicking their legs up into the… » 3/31/15 2:35pm 3/31/15 2:35pm

This Swing Set Is the World's Coolest Musical Instrument

The simple pleasure of swinging is one that most of us probably haven’t enjoyed in years. At the historic Convento Das Dominicas n the Portuguese city of Guimarães—itself a Unesco World Heritage site—designers Cláudia Oliveira and Isabel Bourbon of creative studio Elas Duas gave visitors of all ages an opportunity to… » 10/10/13 10:40am 10/10/13 10:40am

On a Gigantic Swing, Man Fulfills Complete Flip Dream of a Million Kids

Click to view » 10/08/08 1:00pm 10/08/08 1:00pmWhen you were a kid using the swings at recess, you always would get just high enough to feel the chains go slack at the top. You always imagined getting so high that you'd go completely around the top bar and come down on the other side, but it always seemed like an unattainable goal. An impossible…

Bus Stop Swing Set: A Public Transportation Playground

The idea of making public spaces more playful is the brainchild of artist Bruno Taylor. In this project, he modified several London bus stops with swings to brighten the day of busy commuters. Never mind the smell, the noise, or that dude rubbing up against you-a swing set at the bus stop would melt away all of the… » 8/19/08 7:00pm 8/19/08 7:00pm