Some of these projects breed creativity by encouraging experimental design — architects can think about approaching an established structure in a different way — and by devoting more space for public engagement. Perhaps most importantly, projects like the following enhance the placemaking and livability of their city.
via From Abandoned Place To Must-See Hot Spot, 3 Of America’s Best Recycled Structures.
An Os Gêmeos mural in Boston in 2012. (Photo courtesy Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
In celebration of America’s thriving subculture of street artists, we’ve compiled a list of the greatest art that can’t be found in a museum. Whether they’re temporary or permanent, penned by an anonymous maker or a household name, behold: the stunning artworks lurking on the corners of U.S. cities.
“Love Letter” mural by Espo aka Stephen Powers in Philadelphia in 2009. (Photo courtesy Adam Wallacavage)
via 19 Beautiful Images That Prove America’s Greatest Art Isn’t In A Museum.
Great slideshow on Huffington Post about million dollar abandoned Olympic structures.
What happens to Olympic facilities after the games are over? Well, some are turned into tourist-attracting parks, training facilities, theaters, concert halls, malls, museums, gymnasiums, biodomes, housing, and even prisons — repurposing that obviously could never compare to their original states of glory. However, what one would never expect is for some of these sites to go entirely unused, shamefully rotting away after billions of dollars had gone into their creation.
via Abandoned Olympic Venues: An Eerie Look Into The Past (PHOTOS).