Finally, A Stadium Shaped Like A Crocodile

I'm as baffled as you are that it's taken so long, but it seems someday we still might get the stadium we've all known architecture really needs: Turkey's Burasapor soccer team, nicknamed the "Green Crocodiles," could soon be getting an architectural masterpiece, a structure that will rival the greatest palaces of the… » 4/11/14 6:40pm 4/11/14 6:40pm

Insane New Tower Might Rise Above the Hills in Western Turkey

This stunning new design for an antenna tower outside the Turkish city of Çanakkale has just won an international competition, beating out such big-name firms as Snohetta, Fernando Romero, and Sou Fujimoto. Designed by IND and Powerhouse Company—who worked with structural engineers ABT to make sure it'd all work as… » 2/27/14 10:40am 2/27/14 10:40am

World's Deepest Undersea Tunnel Weaves Together Two Continents

It's been a long time since Istanbul was an economic focal point between Asia and the West. But, yesterday, at the opening of the deepest underwater railway ever built, Turkish officials described their vision to "restore the Silk Road" and link London with Beijing—thanks to a Japanese-funded railway beneath the… » 10/30/13 10:00am 10/30/13 10:00am

Watch Police Shoot Down a Drone Flying Over Istanbul

The tension in Turkey is quickly approaching its breaking point as thousands of protesters gear up for a third week occupying Istanbul's Gezi Park. This being the modern age, where computers fit in our pockets and everybody's a potential terrorist, some locals decided to take their little camera-enabled,… » 6/13/13 5:30pm 6/13/13 5:30pm

Nine Videos of Turkey Frying Going Horribly Wrong

Every family has a Thanksgiving tradition. Some do potluck, some oven roast their bird, and some just dunk them in a vat of boiling oil. Unfortunately, that latter tradition also forebears another time-honored holiday repast—structural fires. Here are some of the most destructively-impressive turkey tragedies of… » 11/22/12 10:00am 11/22/12 10:00am