Mid-19th century house was compulsorily purchased by Thanet District Council after being empty for 11 years. Derelict four-storey Margate house will be brought back into use at the end of the year-long public art exhibition. Part of the upper floor is exposed as curving bricks, windows and a door below give the illusion that the front of the house is sliding away. Continue reading »
For those who love to pair spectacular views with an adrenaline rush, a ride on the recently opened Skyslide is the perfect combination of both. Visitors can experience Skyslide’s unparalleled, panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles from within an enclosed glass slide that is suspended 1,000 feet above ground. The slide begins on the 70th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building on the West Coast, and extends 45 feet down to the 69th floor. The San Gabriel Mountains, Pacific Ocean, and even Catalina Island can be observed on clear days. Continue reading »
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 13: The remains of a damaged house at Shag Rock near Sumner after the cliff fell away during two magnitude 6.0 and 5.5 earthquakes struck on June 13, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The aftershocks have followed four months after the major eathquake which hit the city on February 22, 2011 resulting in the deaths of 181 people. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images). Click to zoom.