“Decades ago, [architect John] Portman never envisioned his buildings as dystopian fortresses or imagined Hollywood actors rappelling down his skyscrapers.” But Atlanta has become a popular filming location, and Portman and his neo-futuristic buildings are an important reason why.
Ever since he left his post as the ban-happy mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg has been very busy taking his urban revitalization show on the road. Today, his philanthropy announced the winners of his annual Mayors Challenge, with five bright ideas for cities addressing issues from aging to civic engagement.
Remember the project for the thinnest house in the world, designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny? Well, it's finished. And it looks quite cool and livable inside.
While some architects are out to create lofty skyscrapers, Polish firm Centrala is shooting for the world's narrowest home. The house will be wedged between two larger buildings, and will sit just 133 centimeters at its widest spot.
It's Polish Independence Day, and like in any other country, the youngins love celebrating liberty by destroying things. German (?) and Polish "youths" butted heads with (and threw things at) riot cops in Warsaw. Check out the view from above.
A Boeing 767 coming from Newark airport in New Jersey just landed in Warsaw without its landing gear. There were no casualties among the 230 passengers on board. Watch the amazing video and admire the flawless piloting.
The Jewish community in Poland wants to build a sail-shaped skyscraper like this one, from Japan. The planned building will tower over the old Warsaw ghetto as a monument to green self-sufficiency. The skyscraper (artist renderings in gallery after the jump) would use its voluptuous curves to generate enough wind…