The New York Times has a run-down of the latest in "stealth demolition," basically how to destroy a building without the wrecking ball and with virtually zero debris. In places as crowded as Tokyo, where even a small amount of...
Curbed LA reports that Zsa Zsa Gabor's kooky Bel-Air, Calif., rainbow palace is most likely slated for a date with the wrecking ball. Turns out the place sold for $11M to a real estate holding firm keen on redeveloping the...
Preservationists in Highland Park have jumped into action for the sake of Googie architecture, and now they have a little help from a friend in a high place: Councilman Ed Reyes. [ more › ]
Photo courtesy All Things Buick. Amid all the reports of southeast Michigan automotive landmarks either facing the wrecking ball or similar uncertain futures comes news that General Motors has stepped in to buy a historic former automobile factory in Flint, Michigan; however, the factory never built a GM vehicle and is not suited for manufacturing [...]
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The small, boyhood home of rock legend Little Richard has been spared the wrecking ball and will be moved to make way for an interstate highway, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Cox Mill Photo: Mill Pictures America has plenty of grand historic homes—the elaborate mansions always seem more likely to escape the wrecking ball—but for historic preservation junkies on a budget, there are some shining examples of historic American architecture available...
Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen continues to deliver one dream setlist after another featuring songs fans never thought they’d hear on the current European leg of his Wrecking Ball Tour. The latest unbelievable moment took place just minutes ago at HK Arena in Turku, Finland. Show More Summary
There’s a large contingent of Bruce Springsteen fans who feel that The Boss gives he best at European shows. Only three performances in to the E Street Band’s just-started European leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour, those fans are looking extremely smart right now. Show More Summary
Rovio’s Angry Birds have been known to knock down a number of structures which their sworn pig enemies have built for several years, but one thing we have yet to see is an Angry Bird in the wild knocking real-life structures down. That is, until today. Show More Summary
Photo courtesy GM Media. It built bombers in World War II, Kaisers afterward, and the Corvair in the Sixties. It served both Ford and General Motors, and it remained in operation for seven decades. Yet the Willow Run assembly plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan, faces demolition if the current owner of the plant doesn’t sell it [...]
Because it's Friday and we all started drinking at lunch (we did all start drinking at lunch, right?), here's an Angry Birds wrecking ball spotted in the wild by Redditor bmorschwack. I don't know about you, but come Monday morning I'm...Show More Summary
Carlson on his Cole Wrecking Ball model Plenty of attitude
Illustration of Case Study House No. 6 via Arts and Architecture (PDF) With Richard Neutra houses selling like hotcakes these days and his famed Cyclorama losing its bid against the wrecking ball, it may feel like the only place where...
The old headquarters for the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Operations Division sits in a squat blond brick building at 23rd and L streets NW. It’s been vacant since November, awaiting the wrecking ball as part of the redevelopment of the … Continue reading ?
As long as they use a wrecking ball, Brian Goggin, the artist behind Defenestration, is okay with the destruction of the Hugo Hotel, including his artwork. The hotel, located at the corner of 6th and Howard, is expected to be...
In Friday's morning roundup: Obama's brunch, Defenestration's wrecking ball, old buildings around town and boutique-ing the Renoir. [ more › ]
Dead Confederate is back for their third album, In The Marrow, out on 4/16. We have their first track, Vacations, below. It sounds like the boys from Athens are getting back to the basics of their amazing debut, Wrecking Ball. We had the boys in for a session five years ago and it still remains [...]
Tower Records on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood closed its doors for good in 2006, and while there had been talk it would meet the wrecking ball, the issue of its preservation is still under consideration. [ more › ]
The Heliocentrics are a British group who alchemize many of the most interesting tropes—funk, psychedelia, library music, spy-flick jazz, Ethiopiques, BBC Radiophonic Workshop—into imaginary soundtracks for impossible movies playing in Saturn’s finest cineplexes. Show More Summary
David Hasselhoff not only feels partially responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall, but now feels like he has to save what's left of it, too. In 1989, the Baywatch star (who is probably better known as the old drunk guy eating a burger to anyone under 25) performed "Looking for Freedom" on top of the Berlin Wall and the song became an instant hit in Germany.